The Johnston County News reports:
Less than two years after being sentenced to prison for sex crimes involving three juvenile victims, Stephen Arthur Morris of Four Oaks was returned to Johnston County today (Thursday) to be formally charged with more crimes. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said a family member of the former pastor recently came forward and reported she had been sexually assaulted years earlier.
Following an investigation, Morris, age 65, was charged today with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of first-degree sex offense with a minor. Morris was originally arrested July 5, 2019 and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile female when she was 13. The victim said Morris was her pastor at Oliver’s Grove Baptist Church when the assault occurred.
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The screenshot above is from his previous arrest.
Stephen Arthur Morris, 65, former pastor of Oliver’s Grove Baptist Church, who was sentenced to 10-17 yrs in prison, has been additionally charged w 4 counts of indecent liberties w a child & 1 count of 1st degree sex offense of a minor.https://t.co/RNkUOWZQJi pic.twitter.com/iSfbPr9l90
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