- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A former McAlester pastor has been charged with a felony after police say a story about three minors engaging in sexual acts was found in his home.

Prosecutors charged 65-year-old Larry Jones on Tuesday with possessing obscene or indecent writings, the McAlester News-Capital reported (https://bit.ly/1pdqfgk ).

Jones is the former pastor at McAlester Missionary Baptist Church. His wife told police she found a story inside their home about a sexual encounter with three children who attended the church, according to an affidavit.

A message from The Associated press seeking comment from Jones’ attorney on Wednesday was not immediately returned.

The affidavit states Jones’ wife also discovered him looking at child pornography about a year and a half ago. She said Jones has disposed of the computer since then.

Jones was originally arrested on a complaint of possessing child pornography, but prosecutors after reviewing the case filed the different formal charge.

Detective Sgt. Chris Morris of the McAlester Police Department said police are still investigating seized property confiscated during a search warrant at Jones’ home.

He said an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent was in McAlester on Tuesday to examine a printer, laptop, external hard drive and a computer.

He said pictures and videos are not the only form of illegal indecent material.

“The statute says if you write anything like child pornography, it’s also a felony,” Morris said.


Information from: McAlester News-Capital, https://www.mcalesternews.com

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