January 27, 2005

Sunday school teacher accused of statutory rape, sodomy

The Kansas City Star

Jackson County prosecutors today accused a Sunday school teacher of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl from his Kansas City church class.

Darren C. Hall, 36, of Kansas City, was charged with one count of statutory rape and three counts of statutory sodomy. He was in jail today in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

Prosecutors allege he began a sexual relationship with the girl last February when she was 15. He has known the girl since she was 11 years old.

Hall was a Sunday school teacher at Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Avenue. He also helped schedule recreational activities for the church. A woman who answered the church's phone today said the pastor was “out of the city” and could not be reached for comment. She said there was no one else available to comment.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2005 08:32 PM