MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A person is behind bars after he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage lady at a neighborhood church.
Adam Perry, 36, has been charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery by an authority determine and aggravated kidnapping after an incident on the East Shelby Church of Christ situated within the 4700 block of Mayfield Highway W. in Collierville.
FOX13 obtained a letter that was despatched to the congregation confirming the arrest of Perry.
The letter mentioned:
To our Members at East Shelby
The elders needed to make you conscious regarding a scenario involving our members wherein we first introduced to our congregation final Might 4th, 2022. The dad and mom of a younger teenage lady reported that their daughter was sexually assaulted within the East Shelby constructing. We had been shocked and deeply saddened by this report.
The church has, since that point, absolutely cooperated with legislation enforcement of their investigation and honored their request that we not intrude with, or touch upon the investigation. As we’ve been doing so over the previous few years, we’ve continued to take steps to boost current safety measures, together with elevated monitoring throughout companies, including surveillance cameras in our constructing, and transferring all Sr. Excessive and beneath lessons downstairs that are extra simply monitored.
We have now since realized that Adam Perry was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. twenty second, 2022, for the next felony prices: Aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and sexual battery by an authority determine.
Because of the ongoing felony proceedings, we’re unable to share further info right now however needed to be sure to realized about this example from us earlier than it turns into public locally. We’re dedicated to maintaining our church household knowledgeable as finest we will because the scenario develops additional within the days forward. Within the meantime, please pray that God will proceed to information us via this troublesome time and supply consolation and therapeutic to all of the households concerned, and to all of us at East Shelby. Might God be with us all as Christians to shine as His lights even within the darkest of instances. We pray for the reality revealed by God within the coming days.
In keeping with court docket information, Perry’s bond has been set at $100,000 and it has been paid.
He’s due in court docket on Dec. 8.
FOX13 reached out to the church for a press release and was despatched this:
East Shelby Church of Christ has realized that Adam Perry was not too long ago arrested and charged in reference to an incident involving a minor at our church. We turned conscious of the scenario after the minor’s household reported it to us, and, subsequently, reported it to the authorities.
We’re alarmed and saddened by this example. Since studying of the incident, the church has absolutely cooperated with legislation enforcement of their investigation and honored their request to not intrude with, or touch upon, the investigation. We have now continued our ever-vigilant efforts to boost safety measures.
We’re involved for all households concerned and have prolonged to them our love and our prayers. We’re praying for the reality to be revealed by God within the coming days.
FOX13 additionally reached out to the Collierville Police Division however as a result of this incident concerned a juvenile, officers is not going to launch a report or focus on it.
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