Recently Earl Paulk turned himself into Atlanta-area authorities, the day after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had issued a warrant for his arrest and gave him 48 hours to surrender to one felony count of perjury, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).
The 80-year-old founder of the once-thriving Cathedral of the Holy Spirit pleaded guilty the next day to lying and was sentenced to 10 years probation and also fined $1000.
The AJC reported that the conviction came after new evidence challenged a deposition Paulk gave last year in a sexual misconduct lawsuit in which he claimed he had only one other sexual partner—former church member Mona Brewer—outside of his marriage.
Recent DNA evidence showing he fathered a child with his sister-in-law contradicted the sworn statement.
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