Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Case against pastor studied, may be void. He's accused of filming girls in shower at church

Charges against a former youth pastor accused of videotaping four teenage girls in a shower at a Pasadena church in 2007 may not be valid because they were not filed within the three-year statute of limitations.

Thomas Jason Fortenberry, 30, was charged Thursday with two counts of improper photography for the alleged Nov. 4, 2007, incident.

However, Texas law reads that the two state jail felonies must be charged within three years of the offense, a time limit that expired in November.

Asked about dismissing the charges Monday, prosecutors said they are still "evaluating the evidence."

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