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Hinds Co. judge to rule on music minister sex charges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hinds County judge will rule on whether too much time has passed for former Clinton High choir director and music minister John Langworthy to face felony gratification of lust charges.

Langworthy was music minister at Morrison Heights Baptist Church before his arrest in September 2011.

The Clarion-Ledger reports an eight-count indictment charges him with sexually molesting five boys ages 10-13 between at various locations between 1980 and 1984.

Clinton police charged him with two counts of gratification of lust and Jackson police filed six charges.

Langworthy pleaded innocent before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Bill Gowan, who will rule on a motion filed Sept. 21 by Langworthy's attorney, Jeffrey Rimes.

A motion to dismiss the indictment contends the statute of limitations has expired.

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