Former preacher accused of sex crime offers childcare in home

MOBILE, Al. (WYMT/WKYT) - A woman in Alabama says a former A former Kentucky pastor accused of having sex with an underage member of his congregation and his wife were trying to offer childcare in their home.

We have been tracking the story of Jeremy Caraway since last year.

He was indicted on eight sexual abuse charges after police say he had sex with a 14-year-old girl at Loyall Church of God in Harlan.

A woman in Mobile, Alabama says she was searching Craigslist for childcare for her special needs son.

That's where she found Monica Caraway.

"She had a husband that was a preacher. She was talking about how she had a good Christian family. She had kids of her own. This woman seemed the nicest of the nice," said the Alabama mother of a special needs child.

The mother says when Monica Caraway's background came back clean, she googled Jeremy Caraway. That's when she found much more than she'd bargained for. Caraway was arrested in May of last year on rape, sodomy and enticing a child.

"My son cannot speak he cant tell you what's wrong. So if somebody does something to him I would never know," she said.

The Mobile County Sheriffs Office checked out his home in Semmes.

"He did have permission to leave as long as he showed back up for his court date but our question is do they have other children in their care right now? If so, do those parents know that he has these charges back in Ky?" said Lori Myles of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.

"He hasn't been convicted yet, but he has some serious charges hes facing. They need to know that right now before they make a decision to place their children in his home in a daycare," said Myles.

As far as District Attorney Ashley Rich can tell, the courts hadn't put any restrictions on Caraway while he awaits trial...and is looking to see if he committed any crimes while in Mobile County.

"I am so proud of this citizen who had the guts to come forward and tell us what was going on right here in our own community," said Rich.

Caraway has also been arrested in Louisiana and Indiana. He also faced an armed robbery charge in Florida.


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