Friday, April 30, 2010

Pastor Charged With Molesting A 13 Year Old

Maryland: A Chestertown pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy.

Jerry Darnell Bartley, 39, was arrested Wednesday and charged with six counts of sodomy and one count each of second-degree child abuse, sex abuse of a minor, sex abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct and second-degree assault. His bail was set Thursday at $500,000.

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Bartley is a pastor of the Faith and Deliverance Church in Chestertown and a licensed foster parent. He is charged with the continued sexual assault and sodomy against a early teen boy originally put in his foster care, a boy police say he eventually adopted in 2008.