Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by November 12 at 14:46 PMon
Marshal Seymour, the married church volunteer charged with molesting three teenage boys he met through the First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, was refused Thursday in his bid to get his bail reduced from $325,000 to $21,000….
Judge Donald Jacobsen heard testimony from Lakeland police Detective Richard Rose that Seymour had confessed to some of the crimes he was accused of, including a confession that Seymour performed a sex act on a teenage boy he met through the church.
Rose also testified that he has spoken to 12 to 15 additional potential victims and said he has forwarded information on at least seven of those potential victims to the State Attorney’s Office. All of them were boys between the ages of 14 and 18, Rose said.
Assistant State Attorney Mark Levine testified that Seymour has been accused of similar acts in Mississippi and that he was convicted of an assault on a 16-year-old boy in Mobile, Ala., who he met when he was a youth pastor at the Parkway Assembly of God. In all of those cases, Levine told Jacobsen, Seymour, 40, met his victims through the church.