Accused Centerville Pastor Relased From Jail

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Updated: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:23:09 EST

A Centerville pastor accused of child molestation earlier this week is out on bond Friday.

According to Houston County Detention Center records, Wiley Leverett, 54, was released just before 8 a.m. on a $25,000 bond. However, there are stipulations to his release. Leverett is under house arrest with an electronic monitor. He is allowed to visit his place of business; Leverett’s Auto Sales, a used car lot on Watson Blvd and continue his ministry at Solid Rock Community Church in Centerville during normal business hours and worship services.

“He's not allowed to interact with children even in the church but he is allowed to preach and he is allowed to handle his normal duties as pastor," William Noland, Leverett’s attorney said.

Leverett says his client will plead not guilty to the three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and one count of aggravated sexual battery. According to the arrest warrant, Leverett is accused of inappropriately touching four girls under the age of 17 in between 2010 and 2012. The arrest warrant states the incidents occurred on Thomson Road. That's where the church is located but Noland says he's unsure if that's where the alleged crimes took place.

"I don't know at this time, I believe they did but I just don't have enough information to say that for sure at this time," he said.

According to Noland,  Leverett voluntarily turned himself in Monday to the Sheriff's Office after being contacted by law enforcement.

Noland said his client denies the allegations and doing anything wrong.

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