SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former youth pastor was charged with seven felonies following accusations he sexually abused a child in Missouri.
The Springfield News-Leader reports 46-year-old Jeff Taylor of Strafford, Missouri, was charged Thursday with five counts of statutory sodomy and two counts of statutory rape.
Taylor is accused of sexually abusing a child for several years beginning when the victim was younger than 14.
Court documents say Taylor worked at First Baptist Church in Strafford until a few days ago. He does not have an attorney listed for this case.