Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pastor Carlton F. Hammonds On Trial

California: A four-day jury trial was confirmed Thursday in the case against a former Baptist pastor charged with sexually assaulting two teenagers from his congregation.

Carlton F. Hammonds, 56, has pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of performing lewd acts and sexual battery against two teenage girls, court records state.

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The former preacher was arrested outside the Baptist church on Tehama Street on Nov. 20, the result of a three-year investigation, Glenn County sheriff’s officials said.