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Judge Denies Request To Reduce Bond For Youth Minister

Posted March 30, 2005 5:22 a.m. EST

— A judge refused to lower the $1 million bond for an Apex youth minister accused of e-mailing pornographic pictures of young boys.

Apex police arrested Jeffrey Smith after receiving a tip from investigators in Illinois.

Police say Smith e-mailed pornographic photos from his home to someone in Illinois.

Smith is suspended from Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary.