BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Caleb Sexton, the former Sunday school teacher and coach whom prosecutors say abused his power so he could have sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl, will spend the next six months in jail and then serve 10 years of probation.

Sexton pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sex act last month. He was 26 at the time he was arrested last fall. The son of a pastor at a Cheektowaga church, Sexton admitted to having inappropriate contact with the girl over the course of four months in a secluded part of the church.

The victim wrote a letter to the court saying the incident left her in counseling, unable to trust people and led to her hurting herself, something her aunt spoke to Time Warner Cable News about.

"My niece still has her moments where she acts out. There's no reason, but this has been going on for years. So, I can see her reaction to it. You know, what happened to her. She's had to have counseling. She tried to cut herself, well she did cut herself and she landed in the hospital because of that," the victim's aunt said.

The girl eventually confided in her mother, which led to Sexton's arrest last September. Sexton apologized in court to the victim and her family for his actions.