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Youth minister arrested for sexual assault

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 am

A Paragould youth minister has been released on bond from Greene County Jail after he was arrested Monday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree sexual assault involving two female minors.

Arkansas State Police arrested 27-year-old Corey Ray Weatherford, former student minister at Reynolds Baptist Church in Paragould, for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with two teenage girls at a summer youth church camp held in Greene County.

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  • anonymous posted at 8:29 am on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

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    Did you ever think that the girls could have lied. Teenage girls can be very spiteful. I find it hard to believe that this young man would do such a thing. Hopefully the truth will come out before too much more damage is done. Praying for his family and friends.

  • William posted at 6:44 pm on Fri, Aug 24, 2012.

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    You that are with out sin can through the first stone of blame and condemnation. I have been attending church and been a Christ follower for many years and there is one thing that I have learned more than anything. Love, love, love. And if that don't work, love like Christ loves me. Love, love, love, till I draw my last breath, love. This was a good Godly family man that made a mistake and will pay for it emotionally for years to come. My prayers are with him and his family. And for you stone throwers.

  • anonymous posted at 2:18 pm on Wed, Aug 22, 2012.

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    Guess we won't be seeing him at the 10 year reunion.

  • anonymous posted at 2:32 am on Wed, Aug 22, 2012.

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    Its a crying shame when our children cant even go to church and feel safe. This so called "MAN" dont even deserve to breath the same air as ther rest of the world, anyone that hurts a child for that matter. How could he or anyone else do such a thing to a young innocent child, and take thier innocence away. I hope he spends a very long time in prison.

  • anonymous posted at 5:14 pm on Mon, Aug 20, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    shame shame shame. i practice wicca and i am looked down on by many christians. at least i do not hide. the devil hides in many places......

  • anonymous posted at 7:20 am on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

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    Corey lead my group at church camp and is a great man who brought me closer to God

  • anonymous posted at 10:09 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

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    This man should go to prison and he probably will not. It makes no sense .