• Gaston Co. pastor accused of soliciting undercover cop for sex


    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A Gaston County pastor, Clinton Feemster, has been accused of soliciting an undercover cop for sex.

    Police said they found him at Charlotte's airport overlook for the second time.

    No one answered the door Tuesday at Feemster's home in Gastonia.

    Feemster's neighbors were stunned to hear the pastor has now been arrested for the second time for soliciting sex from a male undercover officer.

    "You can't trust nobody these days," said neighbor Tim Guine.

    According to the arrest warrant, Feemster went to the airport overlook in Charlotte three weeks ago.

    Police said Feemster agreed to have sex in public with an undercover officer around 3 p.m.

    The warrant said Feemster started to follow the officer but he drove away before he could be arrested.

    Two officers who arrested Feemster last year at the overlook were part of the sting ... they remembered him and he was arrested.

    Feemster then resigned his paid position as pastor of christian education at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church near Cherryville.

    Eyewitness News called head pastor of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles Turner, and read him the warrant.

    "I don't know where the crime is. I mean, there is no proof of a crime," said Turner.

    Turner said he believes police are lying and angry because Feemster was found not guilty after the first trial.

    Turner told Eyewitness News that Feemster is still a welcome member of his church.

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