Monday, May 03, 2010
Chestertown pastor charged with sexually abusing boy, 13
CHESTERTOWN A Chestertown pastor is being held on $500,000 bond at Kent County Detention Center after being charged with the repeated sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy.
Jerry Darnell Bartley, 39, was arrested Wednesday and charged with six counts of sodomy and one count each of second-degree child abuse, sex abuse of a minor, sex abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct and second-degree assault....
Chestertown pastor faces additional molestation charges; foster children removed from his care
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — A Chestertown pastor accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy now faces more than 70 additional charges involving the alleged molestation of a 6-year-old girl.
Court records show 39-year-old Jerry Bartley was charged with the additional crimes last week. The counts he faces include second-degree child abuse, second-degree sex offense and sex abuse of a minor.
Bartlett is accused of molesting the girl on 12 separate occasions at his home between March 1 and April 16....