Former Alabama youth pastor facing sex abuse charges
July 2, 2014--9:53 a.m.
WEIS Radio reports
A 73 year old former youth pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church is now facing sex abuse charges in Cherokee, Jefferson and St. Clair counties after two men stepped forward to say that he molested them some 30 years ago; he served as the youth pastor at Lakeside Baptist in Birmingham in the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s when the incidents allegedly occurred.
One of the victims currently resides here in Cherokee County and the other in Birmingham.
Back in early April (2014) – Cherokee County authorities arrested Mack Allen Davis – listed as being from Athens, Alabama, on charges of Attempted Sodomy 2nd Degree and seven counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree. After being released on bond he was arrested again on May 20th on a Jefferson County grand jury indictment.
The indictment charges him with three counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor between the ages of 12 and 16, with one count of first degree sodomy and with two counts of first degree sexual abuse. The district attorney’s office has confirmed that he also faces a charge in St. Clair County.
He currently faces a total of fifteen charges from the three counties, and is now being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bond of $150,000.
Both men say they were abused by Davis multiple times over a period of several years, with one of the victims stating that he was only nine years old when the abuse began.