January 04, 2005

Minister accused of abusing three brothers

Denton Record-Chronicle


Associated Press

The former pastor of Westside Victory Baptist Church surrendered to authorities Monday on charges accusing him of sexually abusing three young brothers.

The Rev. Larry Nuell Neathery was being held in the Tarrant County Jail late Monday with bail set at $750,000. With the latest charges, Neathery is accused of sexual misconduct with six males.

Neathery, who resigned as Westside Victory's pastor several weeks ago, was accused in April of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old male church member.

"If there ever was an innocent person charged with this many offenses, it is him," defense attorney Don Carter said in a story in Monday's online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He told me when he was going into the jail, he said, `Mr. Carter, I'm innocent. I have not done these things, but I'm turning myself in as the law requires me to.'

Posted by kshaw at January 4, 2005 03:52 AM