Missouri Pastor’s Church Scrutinized After His Arrest on Multiple Rape Charges
Missouri Baptist Convention officials are watching a member church whose pastor was arrested recently on sexual abuse charges a year after his previous acquittal of child molestation.
Travis Smith, 42, of California, Mo., appeared for arraignment Oct. 16 in Moniteau County court.
He faces charges of:
- forcible rape
- statutory rape
- and sexual abuse
These are all alleged to have occurred in 1998, statutory rape in 1999 and statutory rape and sodomy in 2005.
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