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Youth Pastor Sent to Prison for Sex Abuse

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Scott Dewayne Wright, 35, was a youth pastor at Calvary Chapel Worship Center in NewPort Richey. He pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual activity with a minor child and received a 49 months in prison. The victim’s name has been witheld due to her age. He abused the young girl at her home. He befriended the child while serving as a youth pastor and had gained the trust and confidence of the victim’s family. Wright, married and a father of four, will not be allowed to live near children once he leaves prison. He’ll also be a registered sex offender and be placed on sex offender probation. It’s yet to be determined whether he’ll have visitation priviledges regarding his own children.