Former pastor arrested, charged with sexual abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A former pastor was arrested and charged with sexual abuse years after the crimes were allegedly committed. Jay Strickland is charged with sexual abuse and sodomy after two adult victims came forward claiming he abused them when they were children.

The alleged incidents happened when Strickland was a pastor at Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Brookside.

He is free on bond.

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