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Former pastor accused of solicitation again

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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC (WBTV) -

A former pastor and college theology professor is facing charges of solicitation, just one year after he was cleared of allegedly requesting sex from an undercover police officer near the Charlotte airport.

Clinton Alexander Feemster was arrested by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office and booked into jail last week.  According to the arrest log, Feemster was booked in the Gaston County Jail early Wednesday morning around 2:36 a.m. on November 7th.

According to the Associated Press, Feemster was arrested after Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say he asked an undercover male officer for sex Oct. 26 at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport overlook.

Police say they were conducting a sting operation at the overlook.

Police say another officer in the sting task force recognized Feemster from an arrest last year on the same charges.

Feemster made headlines in February 2011 when he was accused of trying to solicit sex from an undercover detective at the overlook at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

According to the Associated Baptist Press, Feemster was found not guilty on those charges in July 2011.

Feemster was charged with a misdemeanor Crime Against Nature, Soliciting charge stemming from the October sting and was held on a $3,000 bond.

Dr. Feemster is formerly the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, where he served for 25 years before the 2011 arrest.  He stopped being pastor there in August 2011.

He also worked as the Director of the Pittman Center for Congregational Enrichment, and Assistant Professor in the Divinity School at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.

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