FIRST ON 3: Former church pianist pleads guilty to sex crimes
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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A former church pianist arrested on sex-related charges involving a high school student has pleaded guilty to charges of crimes against nature, statutory rape, and indecent liberties with a minor.

A judge sentenced Michael Nobles, 45, to 14 to 17 years in prison.

In March 2011, Nobles was spotted on the Pender High School campus allegedly trying to meet up with a 15-year-old boy when he was arrested. Detectives say the two had a sexual relationship for more than six months.

Nobles was a pianist at several area churches.

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...always seem to use the "church" to cover their nasty, perverted behavior?

He gets 14-17 years! It's only news because he was a member at a church! Yet we have a former State Senator who continues to get away with it, and has done it for the majority of his adult life! No sentence yet! Everybody probably knows who I am talking about!.

...it has to do with him being a gay pedophile preying on children and using the church as his "cloak".
Nobody ever accused the "senator" without retracting and losing credibility. Besides...those backwoods, inbred hick boys liked what they were getting and asked for it!

IT MAKES YOU THINK IF HE WORKED AT ONE OF THE FAST FOOD PLACES OR SOMEWHERE ELSE OTHER THAN A CHURCH WOULD THEY HAVE MENTIONED THAT.hmmmmmmmm

Well when you are a figure in church you should live how you put out that you live. If you say that you are Christian and sing that you are "saved" then you need to live outside the church how you live inside of the church. If what he was doing is ok with his GOD then why hide it. It's funny how Christians get offended by news putting him out there but he's the one claiming to be Christian but not living up to his beliefs. Who cares if the person at KFC did something like this? They aren't claiming to be something they aren't.

So to me it all comes down to this. As a Christian you are to bring people to Christ. But when you as a Christian do crimes against nature and victimize youth and push them away from Christ you should be put on blast and the world should know about it. So makes you think did he tell the kids it was gods work to do this. Hmmmmmm

I never read where he said he was a christan.If you stood around a auto repair shop all day does that make you a mechanic.

It says he played in church and several of them so Recon that would mean he claimed to be Christian... I guess everything needs to be spelled out for you then huh. Smh

Anyone who would victimize a child in such a way needs to be beaten on the courthouse steps for everyone to see...regardless of what they did for a living! Sadly it's not so shocking anymore to hear of this sort of abuse in the church.

There are some very prominent and well know "preachers" in town now who are guilty of far worse crimes against youth in their church. The day will come when you see them plastered all over the news too.

a 45 year old and a 17 year old??? he's a lowest of lows, he's a predator of children. time for the short rope off a branch.