GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A former pastor of a now-defunct suburban Chicago church has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager.

Ralphael J. Robinson was arrested and charged in April 2016 with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sex abuse. Prosecutors alleged Robinson fondled and inappropriately touched the girl.

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Ralphael Robinson, 41, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fondling and inappropriately touching a teen girl while he was pastor of a church in North Aurora, Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

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Robinson pleaded guilty in Kane County Circuit Court to aggravated criminal sexual assault of a minor while in a position of trust and authority. He was pastor of a North Aurora church at the time.

When arrested, the 41-year-old Robinson was on probation for failing to report to authorities a change of address as part of his lifetime sex offender registration requirements. The requirement stemmed from a Cook County sexual abuse conviction in 2004.

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