- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) - Bond has been set for a Wayne County pastor accused of sexual misconduct.

WDAM-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1PK82nm ) Christopher Beam made his initial appearance in court on Thursday, and his bond was set at $100,000 per count which totaled $1 million.

Beam remains jailed on five counts of lustful touching of a child and five counts of enticing a child under 18 years of age with an electronic device for sexual purposes. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could comment on the case.

Beam was the pastor of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Shubuta. Wayne County Schools Superintendent Bobby Jones says Beam was also a substitute teacher and school bus driver.

Beam has since been terminated from both positions.


Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com

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