NC Minister Pleads Guilty in Abuse Case Detailed on “Oprah”

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sixty-six-year-old Ted Eugene Hendrix was sentenced in North Carolina to 36 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child.

His trial had been delayed several days after Hendrix collapsed.

Hendrix was arrested in March after one of his daughters went to the authorities. The three women told Winfrey their father abused them almost daily for about a decade. One said he raped her on the church altar and then gave her Communion.

Hendrix didn't appear on the show and it was unclear whether he watched it when it aired last week. It was unclear what caused his collapse, but friends said Hendrix has emphysema.

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