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Palmetto Pastor Faces Additional Child Sex Abuse/Porn Charges


PALMETTO — Palmetto pastor Jonathan Elwing faces additional child sexual abuse and child porn charges in an ongoing investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Elwing, 43, was charged with two counts of capital sexual battery, six counts of production of child sexual abuse material, and six counts of child porn possession. He was previously arrested Jon une 21 and charged with possession of child porn.

Elwig resigned from his position as senior pastor at Palm View Baptist Church just before his arrest.

During a forensic search of his cell phone following his arrest, investigators found images of Elwig sexually battering a child, along with the production and possession of 12 images of child pornography.


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  • Cat L

    Horrific. What's worse is that I know a list of women personally who have been assaulted in church or at a church function. This is not unusual, unfortunately. I myself had to throw an old man off of me in a basement hallway once.

    It is repulsive to me that religious people point fingers outside of their own community and accuse innocent people of harming children in this way, when they should be policing their own population. Clean your own house first.

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  • Debann


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