Ex-Pastor blames victim, seeks lower sentence for having sex with minor
The former pastor of a megachurch in Northwest Indiana, who went to jail for having sex with an underage girl, is now blaming the victim for their inappropriate relationship.
Jack Schapp pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison for engaging in sex with an underage girl in 2012.
She went to him for counseling at Hammond Baptist Church.
Schapp now wants a federal judge to overturn his sentence.
The Northwest Indiana Times cites court documents that accuse the girl of seducing Schapp.
Defense experts say the risky strategy may backfire and the judge could give Schaap additional prison time.