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Harnett County Pastor's Conviction Overturned

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Reverend Bob McArthur (WRAL -TV5 News)
CLAYTON — A Harnett County pastor no longer faceschargesof child abuse. Reverend Bob McArthur was convicted of beating twochildren in his congregation at the House of Prayer in Clayton.

Now a jury has overturned that conviction saying the abuse evidencepointed more toward the children's mother.

Accessory abuse charges were also dropped against the children'sfather.