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Former Minister Charged With Sex Offense

Posted May 13, 2003 9:21 a.m. EDT

— The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has announced that it arrested retired minister Billy Oxford Bailey Monday night.

Bailey has been charged with one count of second-degree sex offense and one count of crime against nature.

The charges stem from an incident involving a 17-year-old boy. Officials say the alleged abuse did not happen while Bailey was still with the church.

Bailey is being held at the Johnston County jail under $75,000 bond.