July 28, 2005

Suspect In Alleged Church Sex-Abuse Ring Released


POSTED: 9:18 am CDT July 28, 2005
UPDATED: 9:26 am CDT July 28, 2005

AMITE, La. -- A suspect in an alleged child-sex ring allegedly based at a now-closed church has been released on bond.

Authorities said Allen Pierson, 46, of Hammond, was released after he posted a $300,000 bond.

Pierson is one of seven members of the Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula indicted on child-rape charges. He faces four counts of aggravated rape of a juvenile.

Posted by kshaw at July 28, 2005 12:20 PM