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Charge dropped, dozen remain against ex-youth pastor

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Attorney questions if another rape charge is duplicate

By Shannon Brock

One of 13 charges against the ex-youth pastor accused of rape and sodomy was dismissed on Tuesday, and another is in review.

Gordon Lunceford, 47, appeared in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a status hearing.

Lunceford, who was a youth minister at First Baptist Church in 1992 when the alleged abuse occurred, was originally charged with six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.


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