In Court This Week

Neosho Daily News [Pineville MO]
November 19, 2006

Pineville - George Otis Johnston, the pastor of Grandview Valley Baptist Church in Granby, will be arraigned on eight charges Tuesday morning in McDonald County, including two first degree statutory sodomy counts, five second degree statutory sodomy counts, and three charges of child molestation.

Fortieth Circuit Court Judge Timothy Perigo will preside in the case.

Pre-trial conferences have been set for Dec. 4 and Feb. 23 in eight other felony child sexual abuse counts.

The charges stem from allegations made by two former members of Johnston's church, who say the pastor sexually abused them on several occasions when they were children.


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