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September 20, 2012

Former Bible Baptist teacher charged with abuse of seven victims

Andrew Carr

The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. (MCT)

The former Bible Baptist school teacher who was fired earlier this month over allegations of sexual abuse was charged with the abuse of seven victims on Wednesday.

William C. Jackson, 57, of New Cumberland is facing 26 sexual abuse charges, including three felony counts of institutional sexual assault, three felony counts of indecent assault, three felony counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13, misdemeanor indecent assault of a person less than 16, four counts of misdemeanor corruption of minors, five counts of felony corruption of minors age 18 or above and seven felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor.

Charges

“These charges result from contact that we allege Mr. Jackson had with these minors in his capacity as an employee for Bible Baptist School in Shiremanstown,“ said District Attorney David Freed during a press conference announcing the charges on Wednesday.

The former minister of music for the school was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Charles A. Clement Jr. and held in Cumberland County Prison on $150,000 monetary bail. Bail conditions include no contact with anyone under the age of 18.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in front of Clement.

Jackson had been fired from his position as minister of music at the school on Sept. 10 amid the allegations.

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