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Former Norfolk pastor sentenced for spying on woman via hidden camera

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 15:38:34-05

Norfolk, Va. – A former pastor found guilty of breaking into the home of a family from his church and spying on a young woman via hidden camera was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison with 10 years suspended.

Michael Jones, a former associate pastor at Norfolk Apostolic Church, was arrested in April of 2015.

Court documents state that Jones went into the home of another family from the church and set up a surveillance video inside the bedroom of a young woman.

It states that the camera was attached to the underneath side of a desk and pointed it towards her bed.

But her parents have surveillance video in the house, according to the court documents.  It states that their camera captured Jones in the act.

Police were called and began their investigation on April 8th and church said they fired Jones on April 9th.

Police arrested Jones on April 17th.

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