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Former pastor sentenced in attempted child rape

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:12 am

March 8, 2019

William E. “Tim” Smith has entered a guilty plea and been sentenced for attempted rape of a child stemming from his May 31, 2018 arrest. He was sentenced in a Grundy County Court today  and received a prison term of 9 years, 6 months.

Smith, a Church of God pastor in Palmer at the time, was found by deputies in a truck (in Gruetli-Laager near Ross Creek) with a  13-year-old female. When deputies found him, he was in the truck, laying on top of the young girl. Deputies knocked on the truck’s window and Smith jumped up, pulling up his pants, while the young girl pulled down her skirt.

You can read the full incident report from May 31, 2019, by clicking here. Also, included is the response from the Church of God and other information. 



Palmer Pastor arrested for Attempted Child Rape, Drugs