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Former pastor arrested in second Alabama county on child sex abuse charges


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Editor’s Note: In support of the sixth strategic action of Vision 2025 adopted by messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, Baptist Press will continue to report every instance of sexual abuse related to Southern Baptist churches, entities, institutions or leaders of which we are made aware.

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (BP) — Former Chalkville pastor Kenneth Daniel was released from one jail and taken to another Feb. 27, where he was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Daniel was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Chalkville in Jefferson County.

He was arrested in October in Blount County on charges of facilitating solicitation of unlawful sexual conduct with a child.

Daniel remains in the Shelby County jail on $240,000 bond as of March 2. A hearing is set in Shelby County on March 22.

This article originally appeared in The Alabama Baptist. If you are/have been a victim of sexual abuse or suspect sexual abuse by a pastor, staff member or member of a Southern Baptist church or entity, please reach out for help at 202-864-5578 or [email protected]. All calls are confidential.

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