The Rev. C. Alonzo Williams, pastor of the Mount Erie Baptist Church, was sentenced to three years' probation Monday in City Court for fondling a 15-year-old girl last January.
Judge John E. Mariano handed out the sentence after the 68-year-old minister was convicted on third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child charges during a non-jury trial July 30.
Mariano also ordered Williams to continue receiving counseling in a court-approved program, to have no contact with the girl or her family and to pay for any counseling the girl might need because of the incident. He also said Williams could not conduct any one-on-one counseling sessions with women in his congregation while he is on probation.