Plymouth pastor sentenced for trading drugs for favors from prostitutes

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A former pastor from Plymouth has been sentenced after being convicted of trading drugs for sexual favors from prostitutes.

69-year-old James Irwin was sentenced to two years in a community corrections program for dealing in a controlled substance and patronizing a prostitute. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, ABC 57 reports Irwin was also given the OK to to visit family in Indianapolis.

Irwin was the former Director of Care and Share Ministries in Plymouth and also was a pastor at a South Bend Methodist church. In August last year, police arrested Irwin after three women stepped forward and claimed to have offered three women drugs and additional money for sexual favors.