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Rio Linda Baptist Pastor Convicted Of Molesting 5 Girls

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Baptist pastor was convicted on 11 counts of child molestation on Thursday, Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced.

A Sacramento County Superior Courty jury found Rio Linda First Baptist Church Pastor Tom Daniels, 49, guilty of molesting five girls between December 2002 and August 2007.

One child was at his house in Citrus Heights for daycare and the other four were there for respite care. The ages of the girls ranged from 5 to 8 years old at the time of the assaults.

Daniels and his wife used the house for daycare and as a foster home. Respite care is for children who've exhibited behavioral problems.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 13.

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