GULF BREEZE, Fla. (WKRG) — A former church youth director is going to prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

30-year-old Ryan Walsh pleaded no contest to lewd or lascivious battery. A judge sentenced him to 10 years in state prison and 5 years of probation.

Walsh was the youth director at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Prosecutors say in 2020 he touched a 13-year-old girl and sent her sexually explicit text messages.

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