Sex Charges Dropped Against Former Pastor

Charges that a former East Chicago pastor had sex multiple times with a 14-year-old girl were dropped Wednesday, in a deal with prosecutors that had the man plead guilty to stalking.

The Rev. Chester Mulligan, 44, pleaded guilty to felony stalking in return for Lake County prosecutors dropping two counts of felony sexual misconduct that were pending against him, Lake Criminal Court records state. Details of the plea agreement were not immediately available.

Mulligan was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation.

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