Baptist Minister charged in fourth alleged molestation

Baptist Minister charged in fourth alleged molestation
Associated Press - May 17, 2007 11:34 AM ET
A Bloomington Baptist minister honored for his work with youth is now charged with sedating and molesting a fourth teen-age boy.

Reverend James C-Love was indicted yesterday by a McLean County grand jury on charges that allege the boy was molested within the last five weeks at Love's home.

The 37-year-old Mount Pisgah Baptist Church minister was charged last week in three other cases that allege he sedated and molested boys during sleep-overs at his home.

Authorities say the new charges came after a boy contacted police, who are asking children and parents who suspect abuse to come forward.

Love remains jailed in lieu of $300,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the first three alleged abuse cases.

Love's attorney has said his client will plead not-guilty.