March 19, 2005

Arlington pastor proclaims innocence

The Dallas Morning News

08:50 PM CST on Friday, March 18, 2005

By JEFF MOSIER / The Dallas Morning News

ARLINGTON A prominent pastor indicted on charges of sexually assaulting three women said Friday that he was innocent and asked the public to pray for his family and those of his accusers.

Speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest and indictment last week, and flanked by more than a dozen church members, including his wife, Renee, Mr. Hornbuckle said he's looking forward to proving his case to doubters.

"Our day in court will come," he said. "I have confidence in our legal system, and I have confidence in my legal counsel. My innocence will be proven."

Posted by kshaw at March 19, 2005 06:55 AM