Grundy County Pastor Charged With Attempted Child Rape

ALTAMONT, Tenn. - A Grundy County pastor has been charged with attempted rape of a child. 

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office said 48-year-old William E. "Tim" Smith Jr. was arrested after he was found engaged in sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl in a remote, wooded area. 

His case has been bound over to a grand jury. He was held on a $200,000 bond. 

Smith reportedly identified himself as a Church of God pastor in Palmer. 

A court date has been set for July 12.

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