Justice Is Served, Former Church Bishop Sentenced To 54-80 Years In Prison!
Online congregation a former church bishop arrested on more than a dozen sexual abuse charges involving a small child has been sentenced to 54 to 80 years in prison. In September 2017, Bishop Corrie Vachan Lanier, 39, of Smithfield was arrested by detectives with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office on 13 felony offenses. The crimes were committed against the child over a 3 year period ending in 2017. The age of the child was not disclosed. Following a recent jury trial, Lanier was found guilty of multiple counts of sex offense with a child and taking indecent liberties with a minor. After the jury convicted Lanier, Chief Resident Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock sentenced Lanier to a minimum of 54 to a maximum of 80 years in state prison. (