A former Georgia pastor was sentenced to 10 years in prison on July 6 after previously pleading guilty to one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for Middle District Georgia.
Eric Tuininga, 45, will serve 120 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Along with that, Tuininga owes the victim $20,000 in restitution, and will be required to register as a sex offender for life upon completion of his sentence.
An associate with the U.S.-based Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) out of Mbale, Uganda, contacted the U.S. Embassy Kampala American Citizen Services (ACS) in June of 2019 to report that Tuininga had sex with a 14-year-old Ugandan girl. Tuininga was working as a group minister at the time.
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