The former pastor of a Chula Vista Pentecostal church was sentenced Wednesday to six months in a work-furlough program for molesting an underage girl.
With many church members and friends of the South Bay Pentecostal Church attending the sentencing, Lyn Meche, 39, was also ordered to register as a sex offender.
Meche was placed on three years' probation and ordered to pay for therapy for the girl, now 18. The amount will be determined later.
San Diego Municipal Judge Charles Patrick fined Meche $150 and ordered him to report to the program May 30.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Caryn Rosen said Meche will be free to work days but will be locked up at night and on weekends.