Youth minister sentenced in child molestation case

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Jasmine Omar Brown By Sarah Blais Jasmine Omar Brown By Sarah Blais

PHOENIX – A youth minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in a child molestation case.

A judge also sentenced Jasmine Omar Brown to lifetime probation on Tuesday and said he must register as a sex offender.

Brown was arrested in December 2011 on suspicion of child molestation stemming from a relationship with a boy.

Mesa police said the victim told them Brown had touched him inappropriately on two occasions during a summer camp at Family of God Christian Fellowship in Apache Junction.

In August, Brown pleaded guilty to molestation of a child and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

Brown told police that he had been a full-time teacher's aide working with special needs children at Phoenix Collegiate Academy. Prior to that, he said he was employed at the Roosevelt School District.