ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Prosecutors plan to seek multiple life sentences if they get a conviction against a former Andalusia pastor accused of sexual abuse and torture of young boys on camping trips.
Covington County deputies arrested 54-year-old Ralph Lee Aaron on Wednesday on 152 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and possession of obscene matter involving children. Aaron was fired as pastor of Grace Christian Fellowhip Church after he was arrested and held on $24.2 million bond.
His attorney, Al Smith of Andalusia, did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.
Most of the counts involved possession of obsence material. District Attorney Greg Gambril said there were three counts each of sodomy and sexual torture, which he said involved a sex toy.