Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Alvin McNeil Found Guilty on Rape Charge

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In September 2016, Alvin McNeil, pastor of Open Door True Worship Apostolic Church in Mobile, Alabama was arrested and charged with rape. Fox-10 reported at the time:

A Mobile pastor is behind bars after he was indicted by a Mobile County Grand Jury.

Members of the Open Door True Worship Apostolic Church say they’re stunned after their pastor was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail for allegedly sexually abusing a child.

Alvin Norman McNeil, 54, of Prichard, was booked Wednesday night on child sexual abuse and first-degree rape and sodomy charges, according to jail records.

A mother claims McNeil raped her daughter who was 16-years-old at the time and she became pregnant. The mother also says McNeil touched her 11-year-old daughter.

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Yesterday, McNeil was found guilty on all counts. WSFA reports:

A Mobile County jury convicted pastor on rape and sex abuse of a child charges Tuesday.

Alvin McNeil was the pastor at Open Door True Worship Church in Mobile when he was indicted in 2016. He was arrested after a mother went to police after McNeil raped her 16-year-old daughter and she became pregnant. The mother also said McNeil molested her 11-year-old daughter.

McNeil’s bond was revoked and he was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail. He will be sentenced on May 24.

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Update

McNeil was sentenced to fifty years in prison for his crimes.

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