Paragould Youth minister found not guilty of sexual assault

Corey Ray Weatherford (Source: Greene County Jail)
Corey Ray Weatherford (Source: Greene County Jail)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 youth minister was acquitted of sexual assault charges after being accused back in 2012.

Corey Ray Weatherford, 27, was originally charged with three counts of first degree sexual assault. Late Friday afternoon, a jury acquitted him of those charges.

Weatherford was a student minister at Reynolds Baptist Church in Paragould.

He was accused of engaging in sexual activity with two girls at a church camp with the age of 16 and 17.

The sexual charges were dropped and he was found not guilty.

Back in 2012, Arkansas State Police arrested Weatherford

His bond was set at $50,000.

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