A former international ministry worker convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Holmes County has been sentenced to nine years in prison. 38- year old Jeriah Mast of Millersburg had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition. A plea deal came about after attorneys investigated the claims of each of Mast’s five victims in the case. 12 additional counts against Mast were dropped as part of the plea.
Mast faces similar sexual abuse accusations in Haiti, where he worked for years as an aid worker with Berlin-based Christian Aid Ministries. Mast reportedly fled Haiti, where he is still wanted to answer for allegations that he abused boys there, and he was fired by the organization.