May 03, 2006

Preacher faces sex-abuse charge

The Charleston Gazette

A Chesapeake preacher was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl at his church and at a house he was remodeling.

Timothy Charles Edmonds, 34, allegedly abused the girl multiple times at a house at 11937 MacCorkle Ave. and the Chesapeake Apostolic Church, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court by Cpl. L.G. O’Bryan of the West Virginia State Police Quincy detachment.

Police first learned of the abuse when the girl’s parents presented a letter she wrote detailing intimate kissing between her and Edmonds, O’Bryan wrote. Edmonds sometimes supervised the children at the church’s school, which the girl attended, according to the complaint.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2006 06:42 AM