A former Mercer County youth minister accused of molesting a child for years found out his fate on May 16, 2017. James Lilly of Bluefield was sentenced 2 to 10 years in prison for 3 Counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse. The abuse reportedly started in 2009. Police were alerted by the victim's family members in late 2015. Prosecutors said the offense was not connected to Lilly's church activities.