Fmr. North Texas youth pastor sentenced for sexual assault of a child

A former youth pastor at a Mesquite church has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

Police arrested 34-year-old Steven Winn early last year.

He was an assistant youth pastor at Open Door Baptist Church on South Belt Line Rd.

Investigators say he had been in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student at the church's Christian Academy.

Winn accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to four years in prison on three counts of sexual assault of a child.

He will serve those sentences concurrently and will register as a sex offender when he is released.