More Charges Brought against North Charleston Pastor

By Courtney Ward
ABC News 4
December 14, 2006

Goose Creek, SC - Tyrone Moore, the North Charleston pastor accused of molesting several minors, was back in court Thursday afternoon - facing several charges of criminal sexual conduct and lewd act on a minor.

At first members of Full Word Ministries were saying they didn't believe the charges against their pastor and that they stood being him 100%. Now, a source close to the investigation says several of the church's pastors and ministers have resigned.

If you blinked, you missed it. Tyrone Moore's bond hearing lasted just minutes. Charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct and three counts of lewd act on a minor under 16 - for three alleged victims - the judge set Moore's bond at an $800,000 surety bond.

While the victim's family and church members declined to comment, Moore's attorney, Eduardo Curry, did not.

"We do not want to try this case in the media. I've been dismayed that in many instances the media has had knowledge about charges that would be pending and forthcoming before I've ever been contact by the proper authorities. That concerns me."

More charges are pending against Moore, but Curry says his client remains in high spirits.

The victim's family wore blue ribbons to symbolize child abuse awareness.


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