Pastor sentenced to 2 years for online soliciting


Raymond Earl Cooper also received 10 years' probation during his sentencing Wednesday. He's the former minister for First Church of the Nazarene in Marshall. Cooper pleaded guilty Tuesday to online solicitation of a minor.

Prosecutors say Cooper used a church computer to solicit a person he thought was a girl from Lafayette, La.

The Marshall News Messenger reports the indictment says Cooper in April 2012 sexted a person believed to be a minor and sexually exposed himself via webcam.

The married father of four portrayed himself as a 42-year-old man from Shreveport, La., and asked about the girl's sexual history.

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