Rochester, N.Y. – A former church leader who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.
Prosecutors say in 2004, Joe Flowers drove a child younger than 15 to Florida to visit an amusement park. While there, Flowers engaged in sexual activity with the child.
Flowers is already serving a seven year sentence for repeatedly sexually abusing a boy between 2007 and 2010. The victim attended Flowers' church, The Walk of Life Christian Center.
Thursday’s sentence will be served consecutive to a state prison sentence the defendant is currently serving.