Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Youth Pastor Arrested In Sting

North Carolina: A local youth minister and former disc jockey has been arrested for soliciting a minor over the internet for a sexual act and attempted indecent liberties with a minor.

Thomas L. Elliott, 40, was arrested in an undercover internet sex sting by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Thursday evening. According to Det. Tommy Sluder of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, Elliott has been under surveillance since September.

“He has initiated chats with undercover officers,” Sluder said Friday morning. “As the chat progressed, Mr. Elliott asked to meet for the purpose of a sexual act ... He believed he was talking to a 14-year-old girl.”

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Sluder said that Elliott, who is a youth minister at Autryville Baptist Church in Roseboro, then drove two and a half hours from Roseboro to meet the alleged girl in Greensboro.

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