NKY pastor indicted on five counts of sexual abuse

NKY pastor indicted on five counts of sexual abuse
Anthony Laville Brooks (Boone County Sheriff's Office)

BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A Boone County pastor is facing multiple years behind bars for sexual abuse against a minor.

A grand jury indicted Anthony Brooks on five counts of sexual abuse that the Boone County Sheriff’s Office says happened inside a home.

Each count carries a sentence of one to five years in prison.

Brooks is a pastor at Jesus House of Believers Worship Center in Florence, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies say the victim is a female juvenile who reported the abuse to confidants and came forward to authorities. They say the abuse took play between July 2016 and January 2019.

“Mr. Brooks and the victim are known to each other. They’re not strangers. This appears to be an isolated incident. We are unaware of any other victims at this time. None have come forward nor have any been reported to us,” said Lt. Philip Ridgell, Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Brooks was arrested March 11 and posted a $5,000 bond March 15.

His pre-trial hearing is scheduled for the week of April 1.

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