ALABAMA: "A Southern Baptist church in Alabama pledged to cooperate with police following the arrest of a former youth minister charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 16 and urged anyone with knowledge about the case to come forward. Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., posted a statement on the church website Aug. 21 saying the congregation is “deeply saddened” by news of Wednesday’s arrest of Charles Kyle Adcock, 31, the church’s former student pastor and interim worship pastor, on 22 counts of second-degree rape and nine counts of second-degree sodomy."
Adcock is the second youth pastor in Muscle Shoals, population 13,146, to be arrested this year:
"In February, police arrested Jeff Eddie, longtime pastor for children and church administration at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, on 31 counts of second-degree sodomy, three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and two counts of possession of child pornography. Eddie pleaded guilty March 7 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. During questioning, Eddie reportedly told police that he had sexually abused so many children over the years that he couldn’t remember the number."
MONTANA: "At least six local men have been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children in connection with an online investigation that ended on Thursday.... one of the suspects is a part-time youth pastor. Curry confirmed the names of the local men as Justin Allen Zeiss, Benjamin David Emrich, [youth pastor] Christopher Paul Adams, Karl Cilroy Wortley, Joshua Frederick Naethe, Daniel Anthony Hall, and Missoula resident Curtis Foster. The investigation involved an undercover operation, with an ICAC agent posing as a woman offering up a 12-year-old girl for sex."