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Pastor to serve 30 days for sex crimes

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A Campbellsville man, who has served as a pastor, has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing two young girls. He will also spend 30 days in jail and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

Guillermo E. Tamez, 63, of 109 Hill Crest Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last August and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

According to the indictment, Tamez allegedly had sexual contact with the girls between April 1 and April 30.

In December, Tamez appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

On Tuesday, Tamez was back in court for sentencing. Kelly sentenced him to five years' probation and ordered that he pay a $1,000 fine and serve 30 days in jail. At press time, Tamez was serving that sentence at the Taylor County Detention Center.

Tamez was also ordered to register as a sex offender once he completes his jail sentence.

According to court records, Tamez was once pastor of Nueva Restauracion in Kentucky.

Louisville attorney David M. Schuler Jr. represented Tamez in the case. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller prosecuted Tamez. Neither responded to requests for comment on Tamez's sentence before press time.

If convicted by a jury, Tamez could have been sentenced to as much as 60 years in prison.