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Support Group Speaks Out About Odessa Pastor's Arrest

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NewsWest 9

A support group for clergy abuse victims is speaking out about the two Odessa pastors who's accused of not reporting child abuse.

Don and Gina Haislett are pastors at the Life Church in Odessa.

They were both arrested on Tuesday but have since bonded out of jail.

They're being charged with failure to report child abuse.

According to the report, they knew about Angel De Los Santos' sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

The report says they conducted their own investigation and did not tell authorities within the required 48 hours.

The support group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, released a statement about the Haislett's to NewsWest 9.

It says, "We hope they're convicted and given the harshest possible sentence. That's the best way to deter church officials from covering up for child molesters."

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