Friday, 28 February 2014 10:28

Facebook helps police nab Baptist preacher

Police in Kentucky say social media helped identify a man accused of indecent exposure as a Southern Baptist pastor who was shopping with his 7-year-old son.

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Joseph Todd Neill, former youth pastor at a Baptist church in Shelbyville, Tenn., was originally arrested on moral charges involving a 17-year-old girl. During investigation, police reportedly found child pornography on his cell phone, leading to federal charges.

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Jeff Eddie, longtime associate pastor for children and church administration at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., faces multiple charges of sexually abusing a child.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:54

Union University student charged with murder

Police say 21-year-old Charles Pittman fatally shot his fiancée and fellow student, Olivia Greenlee, and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide.

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Joshua Earls’ younger brother also faces felony charges alleging sexual misconduct with youth at Arapaho Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:38

Shahan murder case headed to grand jury

An Alabama Baptist minister charged with killing his wife waived a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:55

Children’s minister charged with abuse

Jeffrey Dale Eddie, longtime children’s minister at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is charged with multiple sex crimes against children placed in his care.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:41

Peeping preacher’s prison sentence stands

A judge has refused to shorten prison time for a popular youth evangelist convicted of planting hidden cameras to spy on women he knew while they used bathrooms at private homes in Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Friday, 24 January 2014 15:06

Accused Baptist camp chaperone indicted

Clyde Wesley Way, arrested last year on charges of taking indecent liberties with four boys at a Baptist summer camp, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a grand jury in North Carolina.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:45

Richard Shahan released on bond

A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

Published in People
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