NM court upholds religious leader’s convictions

August 16, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the convictions of a New Mexico religious group leader for sexual misconduct with teenage followers.

Wayne Bent, 72, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for criminal sexual contact with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bent’s son, Jeff, said the ruling will be appealed to the New Mexico Supreme Court.

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