FAIRBANKS - A former Alaska pastor has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 32-year-old Shawn Anthony Justice was found guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Justice met the now-15-year-old victim when he was pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church in Fairbanks in 2007.
She testified during the trial that Justice began sending her text messages of a sexual nature the following year, and they began a relationship in 2009.
Sentencing was set for March 24.