Ex-Church Worker Accused of Sex with Boy

By Eric Graf
The Arizona Republic

August 1, 2008

Goodyear police arrested Phoenix man this week in connection with nearly decade-old molestation.

On Wednesday, detectives apprehended Jimmy Lee Heiskell, 55, stemming from an allegation that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old, police said. He met the boy in an online chat room in 1999, but the abuse was not reported until recently, police said.

Jimmy Lee Heiskell

Police charged him with three counts of child molestation and six counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Police said Heiskell used to be a minister at West Valley Assembly of God in Goodyear. But according to Eugene Heiskell, his brother and a pastor at the church, Jimmy Heiskell was never a pastor there.

"He never had any contact with any children while he was here. He was an errand boy for us doing odd jobs," Eugene Heiskell said.

"We've had very little contact with him in the last few years."

No further information was available.


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