February 26, 2005

Judge Reverses Misdemeanor Sex Conviction Of Minister

News Channel 5

A Stewart County judge has reversed his conviction of a Clarksville-area minister on a misdemeanor sex charge.

The ruling clears the Reverend LaMonte McNeese of the charge of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl in 2001.

McNeese is the founder of the One Way Apostolic Assembly. He has initially been indicted on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Circuit Judge George Sexton had convicted McNeese on the lesser charge in October.

McNeese still faces two counts of child rape and one of sexual battery, stemming from a 2003 indictment involving the same girl.

A trial is scheduled for March 28.

Posted by kshaw at February 26, 2005 01:42 PM