Accused pastor may not attend hearing on sex charges


By Ken Curtis

Apr 30, 2018

Dothan, AL (WTVY)- In a unique request, the attorney for a minister charged with sexual abuse doesn’t want his client to attend a hearing to determine if charges will be dropped.

Williams Wesley “Wes” Williamson, 28, was arrested in March on three felonies involving the alleged molestation of two boys under the age of 12 at a church camp last summer.

On Friday, he has a preliminary hearing scheduled to determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to a grand jury or if charges will be dismissed.

However, defense attorney Thomas Smith doesn’t want Williamson in the courtroom during the hearing and recently filed a motion asking his appearance to be waived. He didn’t give a reason.

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