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Southern Baptist sex abuse list includes 10 accused Jacksonville-area ministers

Mark Humphrey
The headquarters of the South Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

At least 10 current or former Jacksonville-area ministers were named in a previously secret list of accused sexual abusers that Southern Baptist Convention leaders published Thursday night.

The list, which includes some active ministers, was released “as an initial, but important, step toward addressing the scourge of sexual abuse and implementing reform in the convention,” Rolland Slade, chairman of the convention’s executive committee, and Willie McLaurin, the committee's interim president and CEO, said in a joint statement.

Dozens of names were redacted from the 205-page list, which was maintained for years by a former executive committee employee.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.