March 10, 2005

Pastor accused of molesting two boys related to him


3/10/2005, 2:02 p.m. CT
The Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) The pastor of Bethel Holiness Church in Irvington has been arrested and charged with sodomizing and sexually abusing two boys who are related to him, authorities said.

Mobile County Sheriff's Department spokesman Christina Bowersox said Dennis Lamar Fields, 51, of Grand Bay was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy.

Fields was arrested about 6 p.m. Tuesday and taken to Mobile County Metro Jail. He was released Wednesday on $30,000 bond.

A Mobile Register reporter who went to Fields' mobile home was met by a woman who appeared to be in her 30s. She said the family had no comment on the charges against Fields and ordered the reporter off the property.

Fields is accused of molesting a boy who now is 10 or 11 years old and a man, now 27 years old, who was a child at the time Fields allegedly abused him.

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2005 05:42 PM