Another Victim Charges Pastor with Sex Abuse

By Jenny Fisher
WCBD [Goose Creek SC]
December 5, 2006

Another person has come forward, accusing a local pastor of sexual abuse. Tyrone Moore, the senior pastor of Full Word Ministries in North Charleston appeared before a bond court judge Tuesday on more charges involving sexual activity with minors in his church congregation.

Goose Creek police charged Moore with a lewd act on a child. The 39 year-old was given a $50,000 surety bond. Moore must wear a sattelite monitor and cannot come into contact with children under the age of 17. Visits with his four children must be supervised.

Also, Moore cannot step within one mile of Full Word Ministries Church. However, even with bond granted, Moore will remain in jail in Moncks Corner because Goose Creek police are planning on serving him with additional arrest warrants Wednesday.

Goose Creek Police say say there are at least two more victims who may press charges against the pastor. They say he made sexual advances on them at his Goose Creek home.

Meanwhile, members of Moore's congregation held a prayer vigil right outside the courtroom after Tuesday's bond hearing in support of their pastor.

Tyrone Moore is a registered sex offender. The new charges are in addition to charges filed by a 21 year-old who claims the pastor abused him both on church premises and at the pastor's home when he was 17.


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