• Rock Hill Pastor Charged With Sex Offenses

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    ROCK HILL, S.C.,None - A Rock Hill pastor who spent nearly a decade in a federal prison is facing charges again.

    Johnny William Cabe, 50, turned himself in at the York County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning to face sex charges.

    Cabe is the pastor of Riverside Independent Baptist Church on India Hook Road.

    He's charged with committing a lewd act on a child under 16, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and unlawful practicing of medicine.

    Arrest warrants say Cabe inappropriately touched a 10-year-old boy at his church from approximately January 2009 until June of this year. During those months, he was asked to watch the boy at church while his mother was at work, according to warrants.

    Cabe is also accused of performing medical exams on the boy, which sheriff's deputies say involved touching the child's private areas.

    Warrants say the contributing charge stems from a SIM card, or cell phone memory card, that Cabe gave the boy to stay in touch with him after the child's mother ended the childcare arrangement.

    In 2001, Cabe was convicted of money laundering and fraud in federal court. He bilked his followers out of millions of dollars through a religious investment scheme. Cabe claimed at that time that he didn't know it was a scam, and continued to tell people that they would make money if they invested with him.

    Cabe was sentenced to nine years in federal prison and was released in July of 2008. He went back to preaching at Riverside.

    No one answered when Eyewitness News visited the small church on Tuesday.

    Cabe walked into his bond hearing on Tuesday afternoon in dress clothes, with his feet chained and his hands cuffed. He said little, but listened to the judge explain his rights.

    He was released from jail two hours later on a $12,000 bond. He was ordered not to have any contact with the victim or the victim's family until the trial, which is set for Nov. 2.

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