Grundy County Pastor Charged With Attempted Child Rape

Posted: 11:44 AM, Jun 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-06 16:44:08Z

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.