CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - A former youth pastor is being forced to register as a sex offender.
According to Prosecutor Henry Boyce's Office, Paul Kevin Hendrix was fined $3,500, was sentenced to 120 month probation and must register as a sex offender.
According to an arrest affidavit in Sharp County, , Hendrix who served as youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, touched a 14-year old girl in a room used for youth services after church June 2012.
The teen told police Hendrix touched her breast and between her legs.
Police say Hendrix admitted to touching the victim sexually.
A no contact order was issued against Hendrix, who is ordered not to have any contact with the victim. The order expires August 2022.