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Largest Christian music festival founder busted with 18-year prison sentence after molesting five children

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Pastor Harry L. Thomas will most likely die in prison after being sentenced to 18-years for molesting children.

Thomas, 74, is the founder of the Creation Festival, one of the biggest Christian music festivals in the country. In February, the New Jersey pastor pled guilty to raping and sexually assaulting young girls between 1999-2015.

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At the time of his sentencing, Thomas cried in the courtroom and cited the Bible for his wrongdoing.

“I’m very sorry for the pain I’ve caused. I agree with the scriptures. It would be better for a millstone to be hung around my neck and be cast into the sea. That’s what I deserve,” he said.

As victims spoke out against his crimes, one them said: “I hate you.”

One father of the victims called Thomas a “ravenous wolf.”

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“This person [Thomas] is a ravenous wolf. He is one of the greatest hypocrites — a child molester masquerading as a pastor,” the father said.

Burlington County assistant prosecutor Stephen Eife said he was “a devil in disguise.”

His 18-year sentence comes with no possibility of parole.

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