January 06, 2005

Minister, wife charged in S.C. sex case

Charlotte Observer

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former Darlington church youth minister and his wife have been arrested in connection with a sexual abuse case in Horry County.

Richard Johnson, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with committing a lewd act on a minor. His wife, Natalie Johnson, 27, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The arrests stem from an incident involving a then-13-year-old girl, who was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington and who accompanied the couple to Myrtle Beach on a vacation in November 2001.

Posted by kshaw at January 6, 2005 04:27 PM