Former Minister Sentenced For Sex Crime

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 6:31 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former Tahlequah minister has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for sending a picture of his genitals to a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

Forty-six-year-old Charles Barry Shaffer was arrested in February when he went to Walters to have sex with the girl. Instead, he became one of about a dozen men snared in a sex sting by Walters police.

Shaffer resigned as leader of the Northeastern State University campus ministry after his arrest.

The ministry is sponsored by the South College Church of Christ in Tahlequah.