THOMASVILLE -- A former youth minister was sentenced to prison Friday after entering a guilty plea in May to statutory rape.
His victim, 13 and 14 at the time of repeated incidents, thinks Roderick Suber should have gotten more prison time.
Superior Court Judge Harry Jay Altman sentenced Suber to 10 years in prison, four to serve.
"I don't feel like justice was done. I feel like he should have gotten longer," the victim, 17, said after the sentencing.
Suber's mother apologized to the victim's family, the teen's mother said. "I just wish it would be over," the victim's mother added.
Suber was taken directly to jail after the sentencing in the Jail-Justice Center courtroom Friday morning.
After serving the prison term, he will serve six years on probation, must register as a sex offender, cannot be around individuals under age 18 without supervision of an adult and pay a $1,500 fine and crime lab and probation fees.
Suber, 25 at the time of his September 2004 arrest, was youth minister at Faith Horizons Ministries.
An investigation by the Thomas County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation showed Suber inappropriately touched the girl and had sexual intercourse with her during overnight youth gatherings at Suber's house and during a church camping trip.
"I feel like God will punish him," the victim said. "I think God will deal with him."
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