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Minister charged with sex crimes involving young girls
AL.com ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/12/2005 4:07:10 PM PST by TankerKC

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — The minister of a Wetumpka church is in jail today charged with sexually abusing two young girls. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said 38-year-old Garett Albert Dykes, also of Wetumpka, is charged with three counts of sexual abuse, three counts of production of obscene matter of someone under 17 and one count of sodomy.

Franklin said Dykes admitted he had inappropriate contact with the two girls under the age of ten. He said a parent of one of the girls contacted his office about the alleged abuse.

Dykes, who served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, is in the Elmore County Jail in lieu of one-point-five (m) million dollars bond.

Franklin said additional charges could be filed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: dykess; getarope
See more here: Wetumpka pastor jailed for sexual abuse
1 posted on 01/12/2005 4:07:10 PM PST by TankerKC
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To: TankerKC

Ugly stuff....


2 posted on 01/12/2005 4:07:51 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: TankerKC

3 posted on 01/12/2005 4:09:22 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: anniegetyourgun
Ugly stuff....

Yes. But, if there is a bright side it is that he is cooperating and admitting to everything.

4 posted on 01/12/2005 4:09:25 PM PST by TankerKC (The Media turn each tactical victory for insurgents into a strategic victory for terrorists.)
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To: TankerKC; Coleus

ping


5 posted on 01/12/2005 4:12:57 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: TankerKC

There is no bright side.


6 posted on 01/12/2005 4:16:08 PM PST by Phatnbald (Out of my cold dead hands)
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To: TankerKC
Here is the headline the old media will never publish,
PEDOPHILES SEEK ACCESS TO CHILDREN!

They're to busy bashing the Church and the Boy Scouts to use common sense.

7 posted on 01/12/2005 4:18:42 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free)
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To: TankerKC

Get a rope. </wishful thinking>


8 posted on 01/12/2005 4:18:58 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: shotokan

This guy will be a poster boy for the libs.


9 posted on 01/12/2005 4:21:20 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: TankerKC

This can't be true! I've been told that celibacy is the reason clergymen become molesters!!! (insert Catholic sarcasm here)

Seriously, this man is a monster. They should bury him under the jail.


10 posted on 01/12/2005 4:23:49 PM PST by Juana la Loca
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To: Juana la Loca

Innocent until.......?


11 posted on 01/12/2005 4:29:01 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: TankerKC
But, if there is a bright side it is that he is cooperating and admitting to everything.

Are you serious?

There are various degrees of darkness here--that's it.

12 posted on 01/12/2005 4:32:14 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (John Kerry--three fake Purple Hearts. George Bush--one real heart of gold.)
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To: Juana la Loca
Seriously, this man is a monster. They should bury him under the jail.

I imagine he won't last long in jail. Pedophiles generally don't.

13 posted on 01/12/2005 4:33:34 PM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy! www.sluggy.com)
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To: TankerKC; Mr. Silverback; EdReform; LarryLied

Ping!


14 posted on 01/12/2005 4:34:42 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

I got the rope


15 posted on 01/12/2005 4:36:52 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: TankerKC

"For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light."

- 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

Satan's agents infiltrate the church from time to time.

Looks like this guys is one.


16 posted on 01/12/2005 4:44:36 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the decayed feeling...which thinks nothing worth war, is worse." -Mill)
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To: Tragically Single
I imagine he won't last long in jail. Pedophiles generally don't.

If that were so there wouldn't be lists of convicted pedophile sex offenders in every state with names and addresses.

(Thousands of them)

17 posted on 01/12/2005 4:46:32 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58

I checked the registry for my county alone once. Shocking.


18 posted on 01/12/2005 4:50:06 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the decayed feeling...which thinks nothing worth war, is worse." -Mill)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888
Are you serious?

Yes. At least he won't run this out with a long investigation and trial, prolonging the trauma on these kids.

19 posted on 01/12/2005 4:51:02 PM PST by TankerKC (The Media turn each tactical victory for insurgents into a strategic victory for terrorists.)
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To: mlc9852
Innocent until.......?

He's admitting to it all.

20 posted on 01/12/2005 4:51:57 PM PST by TankerKC (The Media turn each tactical victory for insurgents into a strategic victory for terrorists.)
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To: rwfromkansas
I checked the registry for my county alone once. Shocking.

I live in a medium sized county in Illinois and there are hundreds registered here.

I guess a "few" do make it out of jail after all.

21 posted on 01/12/2005 4:56:46 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: don-o
I got the rope

I got a knife I am sure the prison choir could use a soprano.

22 posted on 01/12/2005 5:00:52 PM PST by IronMan04
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To: mlc9852
What part of Dykes admitted he had inappropriate contact with the two girls under the age of ten don't you understand?

Step off newbie troll.

23 posted on 01/12/2005 5:06:05 PM PST by Juana la Loca
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To: Juana la Loca

Once he gets a lawyer, he won't have admitted anything.


24 posted on 01/12/2005 5:12:04 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: mlc9852
Defendants are "innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law". The rest of us are free to use our intellect and powers of observation to conclude otherwise at any time.
25 posted on 01/12/2005 5:19:39 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel
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