Monday, September 18, 2006
Granby-area pastor bound over for trial
A 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 arraignment will be held in Newton County Circuit Court for Granby-area pastor George Otis Johnston, on eight counts of felony statutory sodomy. Johnston was bound over for trial today after a preliminary hearing.
Johnston, 63, pastor of the Grandview Baptist Church North, allegedly had sex with an underage girl on numerous occasions .
In a hearing in McDonald County Circuit Court today, Judge John LePage granted a full protection order to Johnston's alleged victim, a 17-year-old who is currently living in Anderson.
Note: I just heard KODE's report indicating that conditions of Johnston's bond in both Newton and McDonald counties now prohibit his being near children.