Black Collar Crime Round-Up: January 21, 2013

Brandon James Carter • Chuck Denton • Gary Doby / Kimberly Crain
William Hughes • Bobby Ervin Smith • Patrick Charles White

First entry and comments removed; we’ve got the mainstream news links, but we’re also getting some conflicting and confusing messages about the case. We’ll pick up the story later, once we find out what’s going on.

Brandon James CarterGuilty plea: Brandon James Carter, 33, former youth director & music minister, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Cherryville, North Carolina, to kidnapping (in exchange for dropping a charge of statutory rape) and indecent liberties with a minor, committed against a 13-year-old girl in 2004. The Gaston Gazette notes that Carter “was sentenced to less than two years in prison. Once released, Carver [sic] will be on probation for nearly three years and be added to the Sex Offender Registry for 30 years.” Story: Conservative Babylon, March 14, 2012; Gaston Gazette, January 9, 2013

Charles Alan DentonIndicted: Charles Alan “Chuck” Denton, 59, associate pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Palmyra, Tennessee, and former Clarksville, Tennessee police sergeant; on two counts of raping a a 34-year-old mentally disabled woman, according to the Tennessean. Denton is free on a $20,000 bond. Story: Tennessean, January 11, 2013

Gary Doby and Kimberly CrainSentenced: Gary Joseph Doby, a.k.a. “Uncle G,” 66, former professor, Oklahoma Baptist University, to 38 years to life, after changing his not-guilty plea to guilty of 18 counts of child sexual exploitation, conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation and lewd molestation. Doby conspired with third-grade teacher Kimberly Ann Crain, 49, to manufacture and distribute “inappropriate images” of as many as 14 of Crain’s students, allegedly photographed at Crain’s home and school. Crain pleaded no contest to the same charges, as well as to 11 counts of possession of juvenile pornography; she is due to be sentenced March 22, 2013. Story: Conservative Babylon, February 24, 2012; Conservative Babylon, March 7, 2012; Conservative Babylon, July 3, 2012; Charlotte Observer, January 9, 2013; UPI, January 10, 2013

William HughesCharged: William Hughes, 71, volunteer, Restoration Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina, with one count each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 16 years of age, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, which notes that Hughes met the alleged victim at the church, and had her “accompany him to his home where he supplied her with alcoholic beverages and sexually assaulted her.” Hughes is currently in custody, “awaiting a bond hearing at a time to be set by the court.” Story: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, January 15, 2013; WSPA, January 16, 2013

Bobby Ervin SmithSentenced: Bobby Ervin Smith, 68, former youth coordinator, First Baptist Church, Harlan, Iowa, to 20 years following his conviction on three counts of sexual abuse and one count of indecent contact with a child, a 12-year-old boy Smith victimized in 1998. WOWT notes that a member of Smith’s own family “claims Smith had a history of sexual problems and that Smith molested him as well as two of his brothers when they were growing up in Harlan. The alleged victim says Smith molested them several times over a period of several years from early childhood until their mid teens.” Story: WOWT, January 7, 2013; Omaha.com, January 9, 2013

Patrick Charles WhiteSentenced: Patrick Charles White, 43, Mormon “priest,” Syracuse, Utah, to 120 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to third-degree felony attempted sexual abuse of an underage girl, according to the Standard-Examiner, which adds that White must “undergo sex offender treatment and therapy, [have] no contact with the victim or the victim’s family members without prior approval from Adult Probation & Parole, [have] no contact with children under the age of 18 without the prior written approval of AP&P and [must] not to possess or view any materials with sexual content.” White, who blames his behavior on an addiction to pornography, has yet to answer to “two new charges of violating a protective order for being in contact with the victim.” Deputy Davis County Attorney Cristina Ortega noted that “White had several opportunities before he was arrested to change his behavior.” The victim told a friend about the abuse, and the friend told a Mormon bishop, who merely “contacted White and talked to him, sending a workbook home with him,” according to Ortega. Story: Standard-Examiner, January 1, 2013

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