“A former Mansfield pastor convicted of sexual abuse of a child and indecency was sentenced Thursday to half a century in prison, officials announced.
Jose Luis Pizarro, 42, was sentenced to 50 years on a 2016 charge of sexual abuse of a child younger than 14 and eight years on an indecency charge, the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said.
The sentences will run concurrently, DA spokeswoman Samantha K. Jordan said.
Pizarro, the pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer, was arrested in July 2016 on accusations that he inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl at church.
Pizarro was also charged in August 2016 in connection with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old in a 2013 Johnson County case.
In 2017, the building in the 1000 block of North Street that once hosted Pizarro’s church became the new home of the Living Hope Bible Church. “