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Former preacher convicted of sexual battery, child pornography

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TATE COUNTY, MS -

(WMC-TV) – A Tate County jury found a former preacher guilty on 18 counts of sexual battery of a child, as well as child pornography. Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance confirmed the conviction Tuesday.

Larry Singleton was listed as a pastor in Abbeville, Miss., when he was arrested.

The indictment against him listed the sexual crimes he committed in great detail.

An 18-year-old man told investigators that Singleton forced him to engage in sexual acts between 2005 and 2012. Though he could not elaborate on the charges, the sheriff told Action News 5 that the charges did all stem from one victim. He would not reveal the relationship between Singleton and the victim.

Singleton will be sentenced Thursday at 11 a.m. in Senatobia.

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