Thomasville Pastor Charged With Child Molestation Turns Himself In

By: Kara Duffy, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Email
By: Kara Duffy, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Email
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By: Kara Duffy
April 14, 2014

Thomasville, GA- Courtney Patterson and her two-year-old daughter live right across the street from the Life, Power, and Praise Apostolic Faith Church in Thomasville.

She says she's shaken up after learning the church's pastor Kevin Harrison, Jr. was arrested for child molestation.

"It is real scary because I wouldn't want anyone to do anything to my child like that, because I'd be in prison my ownself if someone touched my little girl."

Harrison turned himself in Friday after Thomasville Police and investigators with the GBI issued warrants for his arrest.

"They were for statutory rape, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes," said Agent Steve Turner with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Investigators say the victim was a younger teenage girl who Harrison knew from church.

"We know that it's been going on the last two or three years and as far as the number of victims, we've just got charges on the one victim right now, but there could be other victims in the future," Agent Turner said.

Harrison was denied bond and remains behind bars at the Thomas County Jail.
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The search for a youth pastor accused of child molestation in Thomasville is over.

Kevin Harrison, Jr., a youth pastor at Life, Power, and Praise Apostolic Faith Church turned himself in to the Thomas County Jail around 3:30 this afternoon.

Warrants for Harrison's arrest on charges of alleged child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes were issued earlier this week.


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