Sunday, February 16, 2014

Update on the youth pastor Jeff Eddie case

Pastor Jeff Eddie, profile here, apparently had so many sexual experiences with children at his church that he could not keep count.

In the sodomy complaint filed against Eddie, police said the abuse came to light after a church member walked in on Eddie with his hands up a minor's shirt. One of the victims says Eddie engaged in sex acts with him downstairs in the church's electrical room at least once a month going back to 2011, when the child was 11 years old. The incidents happened until July of last year, the child said, and then happened twice after that.

Source:New details in minister child sex arrest

Baptist youth pastor Jeff Eddie was arrested on multiple counts of child molestation. Eddie worked at the Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., as the children’s minister. The church as a public statement up on its website.  

Statement Regarding Former Administrative/Children’s Pastor, Jeff Eddie

Muscle Shoals, AL - February 5, 2014 - As a church, we are outraged, shocked and deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the last few days. First and foremost, we are striving to assist any children and families that have been affected by these events. The health and well being of these children is our number one priority at this time. For years, Highland Park Baptist Church has invested in the Shoals community and we are committed to helping our entire community cope with this situation. Anyone with any information about this case should immediately contact the Muscle Shoals Police Department. Any children or families in search of counseling may contact our church office for assistance. In closing, we want to personally thank every person that has come forward. They are heroes and should be treated as such.

Highland Park Baptist Church
501 West 6th Street
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(p) 256.383.0394

 This is a horrible case. I hope they find and help all of the alleged victims.