Former church youth leader sentenced to 15 years for child sexual abuse charge

Posted at 4:45 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 13:26:37-05

MATHEWS Co., Va. - A former youth leader accused of child sexual abuse was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

Kenneth Scott Marshall was found guilty of sodomy of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness following a months-long investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.

The initial investigation began in June 2018, according to court documents, and Marshall was arrested following a traffic stop in July 2018.

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.