Former Coalgate youth pastor gets 10 years in plea deal

By: News 12 Staff Email
By: News 12 Staff Email

COALGATE, OK - A former Coalgate youth pastor will spend the next 10 years in prison for sex crimes against a young girl. 28-year-old Dustin Werneburg pleaded guilty Thursday to two of the eight charges against him in a plea deal with prosecutors.

Police arrested Werneburg last November in Blanchard, Oklahoma, where he was working as a teacher's aide. He resigned last August as the youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Coalgate when a parent came forward, and police began looking into inappropriate text messages he had exchanged with a female youth group member.

Werneburg also received a 30 year suspended sentence if he violates parole when he is released.


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