BEDFORD, TX - A former Muscle Shoals youth minister who is facing almost 30 counts of rape and sodomy recently got a job with a church in Texas. That raised eyebrows from plenty of church members and it also got him in trouble with the law back in Alabama.
Charles Adcock turned himself to Colbert County authorities on Monday morning and appeared in court, where Judge Hal Hughston revoked his bond. He ruled that Adcock's new job would have put him working around children, a violation of his bond agreement. Prosecutors in Muscle Shoals requested his bond to be pulled as soon as they found out about the position.
"This is a flagrant disregard of the court's order," said Colbert County Distict Attorney Bryce Graham. "It is beyond belief."
He is now back in the Colbert County Jail, where he will await trial in January.
Adcock was recently hired as a temporary employee at First Baptist Church in Bedford, Texas, to work in the church's music ministry. Adcock hasn't been convicted of a crime yet, so his charge in Muscle Shoals didn't show up on a background check.
Pastor Steve Knott of the Bedford church said he was made aware of Adcock's criminal history and charges, but didn't know the extent. He claims despite, Adcock wouldn't have had unsupervised contact with minors with his position of Worship Minister.
That still didn't sit well with people who protested his employment at the church.
"Given what he's been accused of and indicted for, it's incredibly irresponsible and reckless to take that risk with children's safety," stressed Amy Smith with the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. "He's been here long enough, he's had a chance to possibly groom other families to trust him, other children."
Adcock moved away from Alabama before allegations of underage sexual abuse were brought to light. Those included 12 counts of first-degree rape, eight counts of second-degree rape and nine counts of sodomy involving a minor in his previous youth group.