A former Alabama pastor pled not guilty to sexually abusing an underage person.

The former pastor of GracePoint Church in Decatur, 59-year-old Danny Duane Pitts, was arrested in November 2021 and charged with two counts of sodomy.

According to the indictment, Pitts is accused of sexual intercourse by “forcible compulsion” with an individual over 12 but under 16.

Pitts was released on bond in September of 2021, with stipulations requiring him to surrender his passport, wear an ankle monitor and not leave the state.  

According to a court form signed by Pitts in November 2021, he listed his employer as GracePoint Church.

GracePoint Church deleted its Facebook page and website after the arrest and is listed as permanently closed on the internet.

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