Magnolia pastor sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexual assault of a child

A Magnolia-area pastor has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for child sexual abuse.

Ronald Wayne Mitchell, 59, was found guilty of five charges of sexual assault of a child.  He received 15 years in prison for each charge.

Mitchell was a pastor at Body of Christ Ministry.

According to court documents, many church members, including the child victim, moved into Mitchell's home where children were being schooled.

The victim says Mitchell sexually assaulted her from 2015 until 2016 and told her if she ever told she would be killed by God.

The victim eventually told her mother which led to the investigation.