Grundy Co. Pastor Pleas Guilty to Attempted Rape of a Child - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Mar 12, 2019

The Grundy County pastor accused of child molestation on Friday pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted rape of a child and was sentenced to more than nine years in prison, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. William E. "Tim" Smith Jr., who led the Palmer Church of God, was arrested last May after deputies found him in a church parking lot with a 12-year-old girl in his truck, with both Smith and the girl in some stage of undress when the officers found them. Smith was also found in possession of Schedule II prescription drugs, however, those charges were dropped.