Additional Charge Filed Against Pastor

Post and Courier
December 6, 2006

Goose Creek — A North Charleston pastor accused of sexual abuse has been charged with another crime, and authorities say there are more charges to come.

Tyrone Moore, 39, pastor of Full Word Ministries, appeared in Goose Creek Municipal Court on Tuesday on a charge of performing a lewd act on a child, according to a release from the city of Goose Creek. A judge set his bail at $50,000. Stipulations on bail include no contact with children under 17 except for supervised visits with his children, wearing a satellite monitoring device and not going within one mile of his Gordon Street church.

North Charleston police arrested Moore, a registered sex offender, Nov. 21 on charges of performing sex acts on a 17-year-old male churchgoer in 2002 and 2003.

Moore posted bond, but later was arrested by Goose Creek police on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bail was set at $200,000 on that charge.

Police plan to serve him with another arrest warrant today, the release states.


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