Flagstaff youth leader sentenced for sex with minor

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A Flagstaff church youth leader will spend the next year in jail.

Daniel Ledford Jr., 28, pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor. 

Ledford was a youth activity leader at the Lamb of God Bible Church in Flagstaff.

He allegedly had a relationship with a 16-year-old girl that started over the summer. 

He was arrested after he accidentally sent a text message to a church employee and that person alerted the girl's parents. 

When confronted by church leaders, Ledford acknowledged the inappropriate relationship.