West Texas ex-minister imprisoned for obscenity - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

West Texas ex-minister imprisoned for obscenity

Posted: Updated:
Trevor Jacob Fortner Trevor Jacob Fortner

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A now-former youth minister in West Texas has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for sexually explicit online contact with someone he thought to be a 15-year-old girl.

Prosecutors in Lubbock say 25-year-old Trevor Jacob Fortner of Lubbock was sentenced Friday. He could have received a 10-year prison term after pleading guilty to attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor.

The Lubbock man was a youth minister at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Levelland when he was arrested in May on a charge of attempted enticement of a minor after contacting a Lubbock officer portraying the teen. Prosecutors say Fortner sent a sexually explicit photo of himself.

Fortner also worked at First Baptist Church in Lubbock.

  • Local HeadlinesMore>>

  • 6 Car Pile-Up In Glasscock County After Semi Failed To Stop

    6 Car Pile-Up In Glasscock County After Semi Failed To Stop

    Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9 there has been a 6 car pile-up on Ranch Road 33.The vehicles were waiting on a pilot car to take them to a construction zone when a semi failed to stop and plowed through 5 vehicles.
    Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9 there has been a 6 car pile-up on Ranch Road 33.The vehicles were waiting on a pilot car to take them to a construction zone when a semi failed to stop and plowed through 5 vehicles.
  • Three People Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

    Three People Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

    Odessa Police arrested Robert Lish, Levi Duncan, and Judy Hoffman Wednesday for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.Officers responded to 2135 West 2nd Street, in reference to a burglary in progress.Officers surrounded the property and began searching the area.
    Odessa Police arrested Robert Lish, Levi Duncan, and Judy Hoffman Wednesday for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.Officers responded to 2135 West 2nd Street, in reference to a burglary in progress.Officers surrounded the property and began searching the area.
  • UPDATE: Deadly Oilfield Accident Kills Two, Injures Another

    UPDATE: Deadly Oilfield Accident Kills Two, Injures Another

    An oilfield accident in Mitchell County has left 2 people dead and another person injured.It happened around noon about 8 miles North of Westbook at a work site just South of County Road 209. Officials tell us three people were electrocuted while workers were moving a pump-jack.
    An oilfield accident in Mitchell County has left 2 people dead and another person injured.It happened around noon about 8 miles North of Westbook at a work site just South of County Road 209. Officials tell us three people were electrocuted while workers were moving a pump-jack.