|Rochester Pastor Accused of Sexual Conduct with a Child
September 29, 2010
A Rochester pastor has been indicted on charges of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young boy – a member of the church.
Joe Flowers plead not guilty in from of Judge John DeMarco in Monroe County Court Tuesday afternoon.
In court papers, Flowers is accused of showering, touching and sleeping naked in bed with the boy.
Investigators say the incidents occurred between January 2007 and March 2010.
Court papers say the investigation began when the victim explained to his mother why he did not want to go to Flowers’ home. She then called police, an investigation began and Flowers was arrested on Saturday night.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have been victimized by Flowers to come forward and call 911.
Bishop Flowers is the senior pastor at the Walk of Life Christian Center which is located on York Street in Rochester. The group conducts their services at the Auditorium Theater on Sundays.
Flowers is in the Monroe County Jail on $25,000 cash or $75,000 bond. He is due back in court on Thursday.
If convicted of the course of conduct charge, Flowers could face up to seven years in jail.
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