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Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Arthur Ivey Charged with Sex Crimes

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Arthur “A. Louis” Ivey, pastor of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Quincy, Florida and an employee of the Gadsen County School District, stands accused of inappropriately touching three minors.  The Tallahassee Democrat reports:

Arthur Ivey, 59, is being held at Gadsden County jail with no bond. Ivey is a preacher at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.

On Jan. 3, according to court documents, three children went to a child welfare facility and said they were touched by Ivey inappropriately.

Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to the alleged sexual battery of the three minors. Each child was interviewed and asked to recount the assaults.

At least one of the children said the assaults had gone on for nearly two years, court documents say.

After being read his Miranda Rights, Ivey told deputies he “wrestled” with the children which could have resulted in him “unintentionally touching the children inappropriately.”