Former Fayetteville pastor faces 142 charges in child sex crimes

Former Fayetteville pastor faces 142 charges in child sex crimes

Former Fayetteville pastor faces 142 charges in child sex crimes

The investigation began last fall, West said, and has been ongoing since then.

Collins, clad in the jail-issued orange jumpsuit, stood with his hands behind him and professed his innocence after District Court Judge Toni King told him he faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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Staff writer Nancy McCleary can be reached at nmccleary@fayobserver.com or 486-3568.

Collins, 51, of the 5200 block of Sequoia Road, was charged Monday with 29 counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, 22 counts of child abuse involving a sexual act, 15 counts of statutory rape or sex offense, nine counts of first-degree rape of a child, five counts each of first-degree sex offense and second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sex offense, 36 counts of other sex-related offenses and two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.


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