WEBB CITY, MO. — A southwest Missouri pastor has pleaded guilty to felony child molestation and could be facing up to eight years in prison.
Roy Huling had been pastor of First United Pentecostal Church in Webb City for 20 years before stepping down about 14 months ago, around the same time he was being charged with the sex crime.
The 60-year-old was charged in August 2007 for incidents that happened between August 2003 and February 2006. Huling told police he had inappropriately touched the girl for sexual gratification when she was 10 or 11 years old.
The church has changed hands and is now the Calvary Apostolic Church. Its pastor says he doesn’t know Huling, who is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 4 in Jasper County Circuit Court.