WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) -
A former pastor has been sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
Christopher Beam pleaded guilty Monday in Wayne County to lustful touching and exploitation of a child.
He was sentenced to 30 years in jail with 25 years suspended.
Beam was the pastor of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Shubuta.
Investigators say Beam was a substitute teacher and bus driver at Beat 4 School in Wayne County in January 2016 when the crime happened.