Former Prestonsburg pastor faces sexual abuse charges in Powell county

by Jackson Latta

Steven V. Williams

STANTON – A Prestonsburg native and minister was accused last week of two counts of sexual abuse in Powell county.

According to police records, Steven V. Williams, 52, of Stanton, a pastor at the First Church of God in Bowen, and Powell County school bus driver, is accused of sexually abusing two girls in his church.

Williams was formerly the pastor of the Prestonsburg First Church of God and is the owner of Williams Printing Service, a Prestonsburg business.

According to police records Williams was arrested Friday December 18 and charged with one count of sexual abuse of minor under the age of 12, and an additional count of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 18.

A police report was provided to Times Staff by the Powell County District Court, however, the narrative of the police report was redacted, Powell county clerks say, because of the graphic nature of the material.

Williams is alleged to have inappropriately touched two girls during church functions.

LEX18 reports that authorities were informed by the Powell County Board of Education on Thursday following allegations made by a Powell County Middle School student.

Police raided the Bowen First Church of God Friday and removed computers and cell phones Williams may have used.

Williams has no prior criminal history.

The sheriff’s department is continuing to investigate, and add that additional charges could be possible.

Williams was arrested and detained in the Clark County Detention Center.

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by Jackson Latta

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