ST. GEORGE Gabriel Carlin, a St. George pastor who is charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old female student at a Christian school where he worked, has pleaded guilty to two felonies.
Carlin, 34, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 3 before 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow.
Carlin pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sex abuse of a child, both third-degree felonies, as part of a plea bargain. Originally, he was charged with four counts of first-degree felony aggravated sex abuse of a child.
Law enforcement officials said he taught at the East Harbor Christian Academy, where the girl attended school. She told her parents and police that Carlin molested her in 2006 and he subsequently was charged in 5th District Court.
The judge ordered that a pre-sentence report be prepared and that Carlin undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.