January 19, 2005

Ex-pastor, 76, fronts court on child sex charges


A 76-year-old former Assemblies of God pastor has gone on trial in the District Court in Adelaide, accused of having sex with a young boy in the early 1980s.

Henry William Smith of Salisbury North is charged with one count of indecent assault and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

At the start of his trial today, the jury heard that Smith had sexually abused the boy over a four-year period.

Smith met the boy when his family took him to church in the Riverland. They later moved to Adelaide.

Posted by kshaw at January 19, 2005 09:13 AM