Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pastor Jonathan H. Smith charged with child sexual assaut

Another case, this time a long-time Presbyterian pastor.

Jonathan H. Smith, 58, who recently resigned after spending nearly a decade as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, was arrested Thursday, according to Salem City Police Chief John A. Pelura III.

The Market Street resident was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault on a minor and endangering the welfare of a child, according to records.

Further details of the case were not released by police. Smith was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility, in Mannington, in lieu of $150,000 bail. The investigation is being handled by the Salem City Police Department and the Salem County Prosecutor's Office.

Source:Former Salem City pastor Jonathan H. Smith charged with child sexual assault

He looks soft. Prison will be a bitch.