A San Luis Obispo County jury has found a former Canadian pastor guilty of arranging to meet with a minor for lewd purposes.
Nathan George Rieger, 53, was arrested on August 10 after arranging to meet with whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for sex. It was actually a sting operation set up by the Arroyo Grande Police Department. Rieger was taken into custody when he arrived at the set meeting place.
Rieger’s trial lasted for a week and the jury deliberated for about half a day.
He faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on January 16.
According to CBC, Rieger was a pastor at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church but has resigned from the position.