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Youth Minister Arrested on Multiple Sex Crime Charges Involving a Child

Terry Lewayne Murphree, a youth minister from Oneonta - (Blount County Sheriff's Office/Jail)

BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala (WDNews) – A youth minister from Oneonta has been arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes involving a child, including rape, sodomy, and human trafficking.

Court records from Blount County reveal that 39-year-old Terry Lewayne Murphree faces a slew of charges: one count of rape, nine counts of clergy having sex with a child, one count of electronic solicitation of a child, one count of human trafficking in the first degree, one count of traveling to meet a child for sex, three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, and one count of sodomy in the first degree.

The complaint details accuse Murphree of engaging in sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl. He was arrested and booked into the Blount County Correctional Facility late Tuesday night.