West Memphis Alderman Rape Lawsuit

A West Memphis city council member and pastor accused of raping a woman after she showed him a house for sale is scheduled for a plea hearing February 25th.

60 year old Herman Coleman remains free on a $50,000 bond after a hearing Friday in West Memphis District Court.

The plea hearing is to be in Crittenden County Circuit Court.

Coleman is in his 3rd year as a West Memphis Alderman.

He also is a minister at Unity Baptist church in West Memphis and owns a local insurance agency.