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Glenn Collins, a former pastor, was charged today with 128 sex-related crimes, stemming from the alleged molestation of four minors.
A Fayetteville man charged with 128 sex-related offenses said today he was not guilty of allegedly molesting four juveniles.
“I’m not guilty of any of this stuff,” Glenn Tyrone Collins said during his first-appearance hearing in Cumberland County District Court. “I own property. I’m a pillar of the community and I don’t deserve this.”
Collins, 51, of the 5200 block of Sequoia Road, was charged Monday with 29 counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, 22 counts of child abuse involving a sexual act, 15 counts of statutory rape or sex offense, nine counts of first-degree rape of a child, five counts each of first-degree sex offense and second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sex offense, 36 counts of other sex-related offenses and two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.
The offenses are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 2009, arrest warrants said.
Collins, clad in the jail-issued orange jumpsuit, stood with his hands behind him and professed his innocence after District Court Judge Toni King told him he faces up to life in prison if convicted.
District Attorney Billy West gave no information about the case. Collins is a pastor, West said after the hearing, but he did not know where.