Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Maryland: Detectives with the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center have arrested the pastor of a Fruitland church accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl on two separate occasions.

Forty-eight-year-old Tonto Sylvester Corbin Sr. of Salisbury was arrested March 5 on two counts of sex abuse of a minor, two counts each of third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, as well as second-degree assault.

Corbin is the pastor of Jesus Saves House of Prayer and Refuge. According to investigators, on Sept. 1 and Nov. 25 of last year, Corbin allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl who attended Corbin's church.

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Corbin is a registered sex offender in both Maryland and Wicomico County. According to the sex offender registry, Corbin was convicted of second-degree rape in 2003. Court records also reveal that Corbin served time in prison following an involuntary manslaughter conviction in August 2005.


  1. This was a bogus claim in an attempt for the child's mother to retaliate against Mr. Corbin because he refused to acknowledge her sexual advancements.

    1. yeah right thats what he told you