Former Shoals pastor charged with sexual abuse
FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - A former pastor in the Shoals was charged with sexual abuse on October 11 for incidents in March of 2023, according to court documents.
Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Officers were called to a home on County Road 277 earlier in October after a Florence woman claimed a local preacher sexually assaulted her, per court documents obtained by WAFF.
The woman victim alleges William Staggs, 49-year-old of Florence, was the person who assaulted her.
She also told police Staggs begged her not to turn him in to authorities. She told the police he was a pastor.
Staggs was charged with Sexual Assault and Indecent Exposure.
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