Molestation charges dropped against church leader with history of child sex abuse

Posted: Dec 29, 2015

By Dave Eckert, Assignment Editor
By DeAnn Smith, Digital Content Manager
By Angie Ricono, Investigative Reporter

Charges have been dropped against a deaf church leader who is accused of molesting a church goer with disabilities.

Prosecutors are refusing to discuss the decision involving a convicted sex offender.

Rodney Sexton had been charged in Johnson County with aggravated sexual battery. Sexton was initially accused of molesting a 31-year-old man who is deaf and functions at the level of an 8-year-old child.

On Tuesday, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe dropped the charges against Sexton. This was just a day after Sexton made his first court appearance.

The mother of the 31-year old is furious at Howe and his office.

“Disappointed is way past the word,” the woman said. “We want action. We want somebody to take action.”

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