Florence pastor arrested on sexual abuse charges

John Thomas Martin

FLORENCE– Police tell ShoalsInsider.com that a local pastor who confessed from the pulpit of the church has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

According to authorities, John Thomas Martin, Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sweetwater for the past nine years, is charged with four counts of first-degree […]

Couple arrested in sex abuse case

Daniel and Jenice Spurgeon

FLORENCE–A Florida couple have been arrested in an extensive child sexual abuse investigation.


Woman Arrested for Sexual Torture

April Johnson


On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Florence Police Officers responded to a reported sexual assault that was alleged to have occurred in the 2900 block of Woodard Ave.