Former Church Youth Director Held in Sex Case

A man who was arrested last weekend on sex charges involving two girls was a youth director at a Kernersville church.

Timothy Paul Rowell was charged with a sexual offense in which the defendant is six or more years older than the victim, and with indecent liberties with a child.

Main Street Baptist Church pastor Michael Willard said Rowell worked as his church's youth director for a year and a half. He told WXII 12's Damany Lewis that he performed background checks on Rowell and that they came back OK.

Willard said he fired Rowell and began counseling him after learning of the allegations.

Rowell was placed under a $125,000 bond at the Forsyth County Jail.


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