Judge dismissed pastor's countersuit in sex case - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Judge dismissed pastor's countersuit in sex case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Rev. Jeffery Stallworth is now the only defendant remaining in a woman's $10 million lawsuit claiming she was sexually assaulted by him.

The woman alleges he sexually assaulted her in August 2001 when he stayed at her Maryland home.

 Anderson United Methodist Church of Jackson and the Mississippi United Methodist Conference have been dropped from the woman's lawsuit against Stallworth in an order issued last month by a Hinds County judge.

Stallworth, then-pastor of Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson, pleaded guilty in 2002 to a misdemeanor count of sexually assault. He was sentenced to two years' probation. The conviction later was wiped from his record after he served the mandatory probation period.

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