Former youth pastor arrested for sodomy

Published: Nov. 24, 2010 at 1:34 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2010 at 8:27 AM CST
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Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office
Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office

HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) - A former youth pastor was arrested for second degree sodomy.

The mother of a 15-year-old girl contacted the Morgan County Sheriff's office about an inappropriate sexual relationship between the girl and Carl C. Lloyd III. The girl was a member of the youth group at Son Rise Baptist Church in Hartselle where Lloyd was the youth pastor.

Investigators looked into the allegations and Lloyd was indicted by a Morgan County grand jury on sodomy charges. He turned himself into the Morgan County Jail on November 23rd.

Lloyd was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

Church leaders relieved Lloyd of all his duties at the church after they learned of the investigation. Lloyd has since moved to Georgia.

The pastor of Son Rise Baptist church released the following statement:

"We are extremely brokenhearted over this situation. With the Lord's help, we are trying to heal as a Church family and move forward with the Lord's work. We are praying for all families involved and ask that you would pray for our church, as well during this time. We are cooperating fully with the Morgan Co. Sheriffs Dept. during their investigation. But at this time, we are not at liberty to comment."

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