Related News: Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse

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A longtime associate pastor at Believers Church in Auburn has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

His arrest in May got him kicked out of the church where he had been for 30 years.  Lee County Sheriff’s detectives say the two adult victims came forward in April to report they were abused in the early 1990’s.

Every Sunday, for nearly 30 years at Believers Church on Moore’s Mill Road, 53-year-old John Sluder, an associate pastor, would play guitar during services.

“People have shed tears because of what he appeared to be, a gentle old man.  So yes, we were very shocked,” said attorney Ben Hand.

Source: WSFA

Related News: New indictments in Elmore Co. child sex abuse case

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Stephen Conrad was arrested in April 2013 on more than 100 counts of child sex abuse charges, but those counts were ultimately dropped by the D.A.’s Office after the now former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief was accused of evidence tampering and witness intimidation.

According to the investigator who testified about the case, Brandy Conrad admitted to abusing children and being present while child abuse was taking place. The details of the testimony are graphic and WSFA 12 News has made the decision not to report details regarding them.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Man to face trial on child sex abuse charges

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A man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime could now be on trail at the next docket after a court appearance Friday afternoon.

Lawrence Lewis, Jr. was accused of and pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual abuse against a female over the age of 12 – a crime that dates back to March 2012.

Source: Troy Messenger