Monday, March 1, 2010

Pastor Charged With Molesting A Seven Year-Old

Texas: Pastor Hezekiah Stallworth, 74, of Palestine was arrested and charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to the sheriff.

“This particular incident involved a 7-year-old child that he fondled and touched inappropriately in a sexual manner.”

Stallworth has served as a pastor at both Oak Grove Baptist Church in Elkhart and Beulah Baptist Church just south of Palestine, according to the sheriff.

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Stallworth, whom authorities say has admitted to the offense, allegedly invited the child into his office by offering candy, according to the sheriff.