Southern Baptist Pastor Charged With Child Rape

The Greenville News reports:

A former pastor of an Easley church is facing criminal sexual conduct charges involving a 13-year-old child, according to arrest warrants and court records. The charges against Tracy Darin Turner, former pastor of Trinity Point Church, were made months before the Southern Baptist Convention released a list of abusers and suspected abusers in its affiliated churches.

Turner, of Easley, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in November 2021, according to warrants from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Turner’s name is not included in the list compiled by the Southern Baptist Convention and released in May 2022. He resigned from his position at Trinity Point on April 18, 2021, Chad Hall, worship/executive pastor at Trinity, said in an email to The News.

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As you can see in the linked post below, a Christian watchdog site reported the arrest last month. It’s not clear why it’s just today making the local outlet linked above. According to the report below, Turner was admitted to a treatment center for “porn addiction.”