Baptist pastor Timothy Lee Reddin was arrested 18 years ago and spent 27 months in prison after he was caught with child pornography, but it appears the Arkansas minister learned no lessons: Reddin was arrested again earlier this month for soliciting what he believed to be a 14-year-old boy for sex.
67-year-old Timothy Lee Reddin is the pastor at Turner Street Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality. He was busted on August 3 after engaging in sexy talk on a website with someone he believed was a 14-year-old boy.
Turns out, that little boy was actually an undercover cop.
Reddin arranged to meet the child for sex. When he arrived at the meeting spot, he was met by officers.
Police also say they made contact with Reddin a few days earlier on another website, on July 27.
Local news station KARK-4 reported that Reddins profile indicated he was married but looking for fun:
“Lee” described himself in his profile as a 62-year-old white male, 6’1″, 215 pounds and married. The profile description said, “I just wanna have fun…I like younger guys. But hell, at my age that’s just about everybody! Discreet, intelligent, witty, professional guy. Love to meet new friends. Especially naked ones,” according to the affidavit.
After his conviction for possession of child pornography in 2000, Reddin had to register as a sex offender.