Baptist pastor sentenced for sex crimes

Disgraced Baptist pastor Royden Wood has this morning been sentenced to one year in jail and three years’ probation.

The London Free Press says

The former church minister was convicted of assault and sexual assault involving church members.

Last week, Wood — the former pastor at the now-defunct Ambassador Baptist Church — seemed unconcerned at the prospect of jail time.

“It was fun. It doesn’t scare me a bit,” he said, his wife Linda by his side. […]


Wood was convicted in April of nine assaults on three boys at the church’s alternative school in the 1980s, and three sex-related charges involving two female church members who had their breasts touched over their clothing. Six more sexual assault charges were laid in July.

Wood’s one-year sentence was reduced by a month for the 13 days he spent in pre-trial custody.

He faces six more sexual assault charges that are before the courts.


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This post was last updated: Oct. 20, 2011