November 23, 2005

Ex-pastor arrested on third charge

The Sun News

By Kelly Marshall
The Sun News

A former Murrells Inlet minister who was indicted last year on two charges of molesting boys was arrested Tuesday on an additional charge of second-degree criminal sexual misconduct with a minor.

Troy Taylor, 36, who led Low Country Community Church in Murrells Inlet, surrendered Tuesday afternoon at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Neil Johnson.

A bond hearing will be today at the Georgetown County jail, Johnson said.

Taylor's lawyer, Scott Joye, said his client has maintained his innocence on all charges.

"I can't comment, other than to say that Troy has maintained all along that he is not guilty of these charges," Joye said. "He is going to await his day in court."

Posted by kshaw at November 23, 2005 12:11 PM