Pastor sent to prison for molesting juvenile member of congregation

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Abbeville (WTVY)-- Twenty years in prison for a Henry County pastor, convicted of sex crimes against a juvenile.

Pastor Camerius Mills is led from a Henry County courtroom in this November, 2015 photo.

Investigators arrested 31 year old Camerius Mills after they say he lured a 15-year old girl who attended St. Paul’s Baptist Church, promising he would teach her to play the piano.

Following his arraignment, Mills admitted to news media he committed the crimes.

He pleaded guilty in November and a few hours ago, Circuit Judge Butch Binford denied probation.

Mills will serve twenty years for rape, sodomy, and traveling to meet a child for the purpose of unlawful sex.

He was pastor at the church near Abbeville for about three years until his arrest in 2015.