Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 2, 2011

Pastor in Humeston charged with sexual abuse second degree


Daily Iowegian

HUMESTON — On Monday, Nov. 28, Lynn Allen Roberts, 67, of Derby, was arrested in Humeston on a Wayne County arrest warrant for sexual abuse in the second degree, a class B felony, according to a press release sent by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Friday morning.

The charges stem from an ongoing investigation that was reported in February of 2011. Roberts is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old child on the property of the New Life Full Gospel Church in Humeston. 

Roberts is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail on a cash bond of $50,000. 

Assisting the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in this investigation were the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Wayne County Attorney’s Office and the Lucas County Attorney’s Office.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.