Former church worker sent to prison in assault case

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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A former church worker has been sentenced to at least four years in prison for sexually assaulting a teen altar boy at a suburban Detroit church.

Hurmiz Ishak will be eligible for parole after four years. He appeared Friday in Oakland County court.

Police say the boy’s parents reported assaults last year to a priest at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy. The church says Ishak served as a sacristan, opening and closing the church, as well as a subdeacon, assisting at services.

The 66-year-old was convicted last month of one count of criminal sexual conduct and acquitted of others.

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