The article, written by Managing Editor John Ford, includes the following passage:
Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said a woman aged 19 or 20 told investigators recently that Randall “Danny” Russell, pastor of Acts II church located at 12825 Mulberry Road in rural Neosho, sexually abused her beginning when she was 11 years old and ending when she was 14.
“She is willing to testify,” Copeland said. “We have taken a report on that and are in the process of giving it to the prosecutor. It’s just a matter of these young kids being willing to come forward, and give closure to this. They need some justice, certainly, to make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else.”