July 16, 2005

Plainville Sunday school teacher arrested in N.Y.

The Bristol Press

Special to The Bristol Press 07/16/2005

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- Police in Hague, N.Y. arrested Plainville Sunday school teacher Paul Arnette, 26, Friday on charges of child molestation.

Staff in the Warren County’s District Attorney’s office confirmed Arnett’s arrest and said he is charged with nine felonies of engaging in illegal sexual contact with a minor victim and one misdemeanor.

The charges include first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Arnette apparently was on vacation in Lake George, N.Y. when the alleged molestation occurred last fall.

Arnette teaches Sunday school at the First Bible Baptist Church. The church follows the belief that the authorized King James version of the Bible is the absolute word of God. Calls to the church were not returned.

Posted by kshaw at July 16, 2005 03:35 AM