Former church worker sent to prison in assault case

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By – Associated Press – Friday, September 27, 2019 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.