Ex-Music Minister Accused Of Molesting Boys Pleads Guilty

JACKSON, Miss. (January 22, 2013)--Former Clinton High School choir director and music minister John Langworthy was scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to five of eight counts of gratification of lust in Hinds County Circuit Court in Jackson, Miss.

Langworthy was accused of molesting five boys between the ages of 6 and 13 between 1980 and 1984 while babysitting each of the children at his sister's home in Jackson and at his dorm room at Mississippi College, according to the indictments.

In 2011, Langworthy confessed to the Morrison Heights Baptist Church congregation that he had "sexual indiscretions with younger males" prior to moving back to Clinton.

Langworthy was given five, 10-year sentences.

All of the prison time was suspended.


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