Florence pastor jailed on sex abuse charges

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A pastor in Florence has been arrested for sexual abuse.

John Martin was the head pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church. He is charged with four counts of sexual abuse. The district attorney’s office confirms the alleged victim is under 16 years old.     

They would not confirm the possible number of victims.

Martin resigned from the position before he was arrested on Friday. He is booked in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a $60,000 bond.

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