Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pastor J.P. Hale arrested

Pastor J.P. Hale is the pastor of Newbern Church of Jesus. He' stands accused of a sex-crime against a child.

Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis says Hale is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. He's also facing a misdemeanor charge of sexually battery.

Hale is pastor of the Newbern Church of Jesus.

There was a sign posted on Hale's church Friday saying it was closed until futher[sic] notice.

A comment suggest there is more to the story, and more victims.

One detail that has not been brought up is that supposedly the pastor admitted everything to his congregation which led to the charges and other "victims" coming forward. I too, would like to give him the benefit of the doubt, and would hope someone in his position would not commit such heinous acts. Given what is known so far, I think it is looking more like he is guilty that innocent. Time will tell and the truth will come out!

I love the quotations around the word victim. it implies that the victims are not so innocent and that perhaps the pastor is not so guilty. I don’t know how people can think like this.

J.P. Hale is 73 years old and has been a pastor for 41 years.