Three women allege abuse by pastor

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

July 4, 2020

By Lynn Larowe

They say sexual assaults spanned years, started when they were children

The child sex abuse trial of a local pastor resume Thursday in Bowie County.

Logan Wesley III is accused of using his position to prey on girls, including a family member.

Wesley reportedly founded the Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ in 1997 in Texarkana, Ark. “Elder Logan Wesley III — pastor” remains on the bottom of a sign affixed above the doors of the church, a modest building on Washington Street.

Three indictments, each related to a different girl, accuse Wesley of 18 felony child sex abuse charges, some of which are punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison.

The three girls, now women in their 30s, testified Monday and Tuesday that they were sexually abused by Wesley for years.

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