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Jury recommends 15-year sentence for Virginia church youth leader found guilty of child sexual abuse

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 07:06:10-04

MATHEWS Co., Va. – A former youth leader accused of child sexual abuse faced a judge in July 2018 during a scheduled bond hearing.

Kenneth Scott Marshall

36-year-old Kenneth Scott Marshall was arrested earlier that month following a month-long investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.

The two charges Marshall faced were Aggravated Sexual Battery of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness and Forcible Sodomy of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness.

Marshall worked as a volunteer youth leader at Cornerstone Church until June 2018, when the church says it let him go after learning of the allegations.

Marshall is currently in the Middle Peninsula Regional Jail.

On September 27, 2019, Marshall was found guilty on the charge of sexual abuse involving a minor. The jury recommended a 15-year sentence for him.

Marshall’s sentencing is scheduled for January 8, 2020.