Friday, April 8, 2011

Pastor Arrested On Rape And Abuse Charges

Oklahoma: Tommy Pitts, the pastor at the Midway Assembly of God Church, was arrested on April 1 on a slew of rape and sex abuse charges against three children.

Police said Pitts was arrested on 15 counts of first-degree rape, 15 counts of rape by instrumentation, 20 counts of lewd or indecent acts with children under 16 and 20 counts of forcible sodomy. He is on suicide watch, police said.

Investigators said the abuse went on for months.

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The sheriff said Pitts tried unsuccessfully to shoot himself then crashed his vehicle into a semi in traffic.

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