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.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by CONVICTED !! Location: AZ on Jul 20, 2009 at 07:11 PM
    McJunkins pled guilty in a plea agreement to two felony counts of attempted child molestaion. McJunkins was sentenced to five years in prison and lifetime probation. McJunkins was ALSO ordered to register as a sex offender. The maximum prison sentence would have been five years for each count he pled guilty to. In a study of the laws of the state of Arizona, the ‘attempted’ plea is considered - in its intent - to be an admission of guilt, without a trial becoming necessary. The state of Arizona has the plea agreement of felony ‘attempted’ molestation to remove any chance of a guilty person being able to escape penalty and punishment. McJunkins’ wife, under questioning, admitted her husband’s guilt. McJunkins’ attorney acknowledged McJunkins’ guilt and McJunkins himself admitted his guilt before and to the victims, both young men and their parents. If this would have gone to trial, there is no doubt in our minds that he would have been convicted and sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. Although the letter of the law is attempted child molestation and endangerment, the intent of the law is to cause the accused to admit their guilt. In the court hearing today, this was clearly seen. Attempted molestation was not dealt with in the court. What was dealt with was McJunkins’ own admission that he had molested innocent 10 year old boys and that he was completely wrong in what he had done
  • by me Location: az on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    Thanks for this new link!
  • by anonymous Location: lexington on Apr 2, 2008 at 04:47 AM
    Good link here: http://badbadteacher.com/kerry-mcjunkins/#comment-10843
  • by me Location: az on Mar 28, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Thanks for that link!
  • by anonymous Location: lexington on Mar 13, 2008 at 04:41 PM
    Kerry McJunkins case in AZ: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/notification/casedetail.asp?cs_id=kkemsqcg&crt_name=Douglas%20Justice
  • by Me Location: Lexington on Jan 27, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    So when does he actually go to trial? And where did he get $50K?
  • by former Lexington resident Location: not telling on Jan 27, 2008 at 02:08 PM
    Since Fugate was told about this guy back in 2004 and didn't bother to take any action, this only confirms some suspicions I've had all along and some horror stories I've heard about Clays Mill Road Baptist Church. Some very good friends of ours who still live in Lexington have some personal horror stories about Fugate as well. He went to that church once to hand out some flyers for an upcoming Christian concert, not knowing how they are about CCM (which I think is uncalled-for), and when he met Pastor Fugate, Fugate just EXPLODED at him all because this friend of mine was wearing his hair long at the time. Since Fugate was warned about McJunkins, I fully believe Jeff Fugate should resign as pastor as well. I've listened to him on radio a few times, and IMHO, Fugate sounds like nothing but a 21st-century Pharisee -- and then he turns around and gives McJunkins a pass until he's forced to fire him. Gotta take a potty break for now -- I'm gonna go DE-FUGATE, and CMRBC should, too.
  • by Me Location: AZ on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    McJunkins made his initial appearance in December in Arizona, was arrested, and got out the next day by paying $50,000.00 cash.
  • by Nobody Location: Lexington on Dec 13, 2007 at 08:37 PM
    Does anyone know what happened in his extradition hearing, or how one could find out?
  • by no name Location: can't say on Dec 3, 2007 at 12:29 PM
    i think it sad i hope that his wife spilt from him and i hope that he nevers gets to see his kids again. because a person like that needs to stay in jail and away from ALL kids. i pray for his family that they will get through this.

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