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Sexual Assault Suspect Out Of Jail

A Lexington man wanted on sexual assault charges in Arizona is now out of jail.

38-year-old Kerry McJunkins bonded out of the Fayette County Detention Center Thursday afternoon.

Detectives from Arizona arrested 38-year old Kerry McJunkins Tuesday at his home on Tempo Court in Lexington.

The charges stem from the 1980's, when he was a teacher at a private school and allegedly assaulted a student.

Police were tipped off by McJunkins' alleged victim, who spoke to 27 NEWSFIRST about the arrest. He says McJunkins assaulted him while he was a student at a private school in Douglas, AZ.

We're told McJunkins worked at a Lexington church, but church officials tell us he wasn't in a role where he came in contact with children.

AP Story

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Police in Lexington say a local man wanted in Arizona has made bond after his arrest on child sex charges.

Kerry McJunkins was arrested at his home Tuesday.

Fayette County corrections spokesman Captain Darin Kelly says McJunkins posted $20,000 cash bond.

He had been arrested on a warrant for being a fugitive on a sexual assault charge form Coshise County, Arizona.

Broadcast reports say the charges were filed against the 38-year-old McJunkins on allegations from the 1980s, when he was a teacher at a private school in Douglas, Arizona. He's accused of molesting two boys.

Pastor Jeff Fugate of Clays Mill Baptist Church hired McJunkins to work as his assistant. Fugate says he asked him to resign after McJunkins acknowledged a homosexual relationship.

The pastor says McJunkins' work for the church didn't put him in a position of supervising young people.

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