By Bob Allen
A trial date has been set in the case of a North Carolina man charged with taking indecent liberties with four boys while acting as chaperone of a group attending a Baptist church camp.
Clyde Wesley Way of Albemarle, N.C., will stand trial Sept. 22 in Brunswick County Superior Court on four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and four counts of indecent exposure, according to local media.
Way, 69, was indicted in January for allegedly exposing himself to four boys, ages 10 to 13, while playing strip poker during a church retreat at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell the week of June 24-29, 2013.
Prior to his arrest, Way worked several years as volunteer student ministries team leader for the Stanly Baptist Association. Associational leaders removed him after four boys told their parents what happened at summer camp.
Way was arrested on July 10, 2013, but released from jail two weeks later after a judge reduced his bond from $350,000 to $20,000.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Way worked with youth at Baptist churches in Maryland.