UPDATE:: Youth pastor facing molestation charges also charged in south Georgia__
11Alive News has learned a Marietta youth pastor accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy was charged in another incident near Albany, Ga., three years ago.
But Alexander Edwards’ case was never prosecuted there until recently.
11Alive News is looking into how a serious felony charged involving sexual abuse of children could fall through the cracks.
The District Attorney in Lee County says he has a backlog of cases and this one has not been a priority until recently, when they found out about the Cobb County charges.
A Marietta church is making some big changes after two employees were jailed for sex-related crimes in the past several months.
John Samuel Stafford, 53, is currently in the Cobb County jail on charges of sexual battery for allegedly molesting a teenage girl. The pastor of Eastside Baptist church, John Hull, said Stafford worked part-time as a janitor for the large house of worship on and off for years.
News of Stafford's arrest comes on the heels of a disturbing case in April in which 25-year-old youth Minister Alexander Edwards was arrested for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old boy. Edwards was also arrested on obscenity charges back in 2013 while working as a youth minister in Albany, Ga.
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