Priest Faces Sex Crime Charges in Birmingham

Posted by Steve Eversole | Mar 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Police have arrested a minister of the Christian Life Church of Montgomery and have charged him with sexual torture and aggravated child abuse, according toThe Republic.

Birmingham sex crimes attorneys understand that such allegations can be devastating and have the potential to negatively affect every aspect of a defendant's life. Certainly a substantial number of priests have been found to have acted inappropriately with children, but there have also been a large number of priests caught up in stereotypical notions and judgments. Being wrongly accused of a sex crimce involving a child can be devastating.

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The 47-year-old minister was arrested and is being charged with various Alabama sex crime charges.  He resigned from his position at the Christian Life Church of Montgomery because of ‘personal issues'.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $500,000 bond.  Police report that the former minister will be arrested on an outstanding domestic violence warrant once he is released.

Unfortunately, Many priests are being presumed guilty despite never having their day in court. 

One report collected information on nearly 11,000 allegations against more than 4,000 priests accused of engaging in sexual abuse of a minor between 1950 and 2002.

Here are the results:

-More than 10 percent of these allegations were determined as not substantiated.

-For nearly 20 percent of the allegations, the priest was either inactive or deceased at the time of the initial claim.  Typically no investigations were conducted in these circumstances.

-Approximately 81 percent of the victims were male.

Child Protect has currently joined the case against the Alabama priest.

If you're charged with a sex crime in Alabama, it's crucial to have an experienced, effective legal advocate by your side. Do not make any statements to law enforcement until you've talked to a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer atEversole Law LLC.  Call (205) 981-2450 for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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