Thursday, January 30, 2003

Minister ordered to trial despite sex addict plea

The Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio - A judge ordered a minister to face trial despite a plea by the pastor's attorney, who said his client has been a sex addict since age 10 and needs treatment.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Hall on Tuesday scheduled Kevin Alan Turner's trial for April 7.

Turner, 33, former pastor of Anchor Community Church in suburban Trotwood, was arrested in July after police say he used the Internet to arrange to have sex with a detective posing as a 14-year-old boy.

A grand jury indicted him on charges of attempting to commit unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, importuning and possession of criminal tools.

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

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