A Montgomery County pastor who was convicted of raping a child was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Ronald Mitchell was found guilty of sexual abuse of a child on Thursday, per the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. He was arrested in November 2016 after SWAT officers served a search warrant at his home in Magnolia. He was the pastor of his church, the Body of Christ Ministry.

There was evidence related to the sexual assault investigation discovered when he was arrested. According to Mitchell’s arrest warrant, he told the victim that God would kill her if she told anyone about the attack.

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