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Wife of accused children's pastor files for divorce

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Eddie is facing charges of sexual abuse, child pornography, and sodomy. Eddie is facing charges of sexual abuse, child pornography, and sodomy.
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

The wife of Children's Pastor Jeff Eddie has filed for divorce.

She said she wanted the community to hear her side of the story, but due to the circumstances, she asked her attorney speak on her behalf.

Court documents show that Eddie's wife filed for divorce on Monday, just a day before police arrested her husband. However, the documents also said they separated on Sunday.

Attorney Holli Gaston, the attorney representing her in the divorce, said it's a very tough time for the whole family. Gaston wanted to make it clear that Eddie's wife had no knowledge or anything to do with the alleged events.

"Mrs. Eddie is very devastated for the victims and their families," Attorney Gaston said. "If she had any inclination that acts of this nature were going on, she would have been the first to report it to authorities. Of course, her first concern right now is her children and helping them cope with the situation. They were not victims of sexual abuse but they are unintended victims who are grieving right now. It's her desire and intention to assist the victims, their families, and authorities in any way she can."

Gaston asked on behalf of Eddie's wife for the continued privacy and respect for the family in this matter.

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