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Former Pastor Out On Bond After Child Rape Accusations

A local minister indicted on 47 counts of rape and sex assault with two boys is now out on bond.
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A local minister indicted on 47 counts of rape and sex assault with two boys is now out on bond.

Ronnie Gorton’s bond was reduced to $100,000 on Friday.

The senior pastor of the now closed Awakening Church in Munford made bond on Friday and was released Saturday under the condition he wear an ankle monitor.

Investigators said a 17-year-old boy claims Gorton sexually assaulted him multiple times. Another teen told investigators Gorton raped him before he turned 13.

Gorton is set to appear in court in June.