Monroe County Pastor Faces Life
A former pastor could face a life sentence in Wisconsin if he is found guilty of sexual assault of a child as a persistent repeater in Monroe County. 64 yer old Michael Delaney of Tomah, was arrested January 2th7 for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. Prosecutors says Delaney targeted the same victim over an extended period while he was employed as a pastor and over the road trucker. The allegations were brought to the Tomah Police Department back in December. Delaney is allged to have sexually assaulteda 13 year old boy in 2008. The teen said on various occasions Delaney would ask to see and touch his genitals. Delaney also forced the teen to perform oral sex and watch pornography and threatened to tell people the teen was gay if he reported the abuse. Delaney most recently served as a pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy in Necedah. He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse in Arizona in 1983 and was sentenced to prison.