Two Barron County men sentenced for molesting childrenTwo men were sentenced in Barron County yesterday for molesting children in separate incidents years ago.
Two men were sentenced in Barron County yesterday for molesting children in separate incidents years ago.
Angel Toro, 57, a former Methodist pastor in Rice Lake, got 18 months in prison and three years probation.
Dale Soppe, 72, a former teacher, was given 60 days in jail and two years’ probation.
Authorities said Toro and a 17-year-old boy repaired a church fence in 1987. The pastor then bought beer for the teen and had sexual contact with him over the next several days.
Soppe began to molest a 13-year-old boy in 1968 in an Iowa school and it continued the following year in Barron County.
Soppe later wrote two books and left teaching to become a therapist. He also studied for the priesthood for several years.