Oregon Methodist Pastor Sentenced To 11-Yrs For Producing Child Porn

Ex-Oregon pastor sentenced to 11 years for child porn
An undated booking photo of James Parkhurst at the Multnomah County jail.

CBS

“A former Oregon church camp director was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for transporting child pornography.

According to the Department of Justice, James Parkhurst, 57, took nude photos of children in his care in Colorado in August 2010, then transported them to his home in Michigan.

Authorities found hundreds of thousands of images and thousands of videos on computers in Parkhurst’s Oregon home in 2016, according to the DOJ.

Parkhurst was the executive director of camp and retreat ministry programs for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church from April 2015-August 2016. He was placed on leave after his arrested on August 2, 2016. Officials from the church said his charges were unrelated to his work there and he did not work directly with children.

In addition to his 153 month sentence, Parkhurst is ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release. “

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