February 26, 2005

Sex Charges Dismissed Against Minister

News Channel 5

Several sex charges levied against a Clarksville minister have been dropped.

Defense attorneys for the Reverend LaMonte McNeese successfully argued Monday that six sex-related charges involving a minor girl violated the statute of limitations.

Four other charges were retired but could be brought to trial at a later date.

Police arrested McNeese, 44, in August 2002 and charged him with 19 counts of statutory rape, eight counts of sexual battery and two counts of child rape.

Eighteen of the charges were later dropped by prosecutors.

Posted by kshaw at February 26, 2005 01:43 PM