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68 Year Old Texas UM Pastor Arrested For Soliciting Homosex From 21 year old, Bishop To Investigate


Excerpt: Pastor faces inquiry by his bishop

EULESS - EULESS -- Methodist church officials will conduct an investigation in the next few days to determine any disciplinary action against a local pastor accused of public lewdness.

Bishop Ben Chamness, said he would investigate the accusation against the Rev. James L. Finley, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Euless.
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Finley, 68, was arrested Thursday afternoon in north Euless just hours after police say he molested a 21-year-old man and was later recorded offering to perform more sex acts on him. He was released Thursday evening from the Euless City Jail after posting $1,000 bail.

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While at the police station, investigators asked the man to telephone the pastor and ask him about what he had done, authorities said. In a brief recorded conversation, the pastor offered to perform more sex acts on the Euless man, police said.

Police arrested Finley on Thursday afternoon just a few blocks from the Euless man's apartment.
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A conviction [public lewdness] does not mean he would have to register as a sex offender, Tarrant County authorities said.



Source: Star-Telegram 12-03-2005 Pastor faces inquiry by his bishop

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