Former Altus Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Complaint

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 4:36 pm
By: News 9

Altus police arrested a former pastor for felony child sexual abuse on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said 56-year-old Tommy Lynn Bailey is accused of sexually abusing a girl, beginning when she was 14 years old. The abuse allegedly started in Sept. 2007 and continued through Feb. 2014 when the victim was in the state foster care system, living in Bailey's home.

Bailey was the pastor at the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ in Altus for almost 15 years, police said. He was also a former employee at Open Arms Behavioral Center in Lawton.

Authorities arrested Bailey at his home and booked him into the Jackson County Jail Tuesday. His bond was set at $100,000.