Former Oklahoma pastor arrested for alleged sexual abuse of foster child


Tommy Bailey

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ALTUS, Okla. – A former Oklahoma pastor was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing a foster child.

The Altus Police Department arrested 56-year-old Tommy Lynn Bailey on Tuesday for a complaint of child sexual abuse.

The victim allegedly told authorities the sexual abuse started when she was just 14-years-old and in the custody of the state.

She told officers that she was living with Bailey at the time of the abuse.

The police department began an investigation and revealed that the alleged abuse started around September 2007 and continued through February 2014.

Bailey was the pastor of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ in Altus for almost 15 years.

He was released from the Jackson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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