Former school employee, pastor facing sex charges involving minor

Published: Jul. 1, 2014 at 4:00 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:52 PM EDT
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Glen McCoy (Photo from Metro PD)
Glen McCoy (Photo from Metro PD)

IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A former employee of Iredell-Statesville Schools is facing rape charges after police said he met with a 17-year-old boy he met online.

The suspect, 30-year-old Glen McCoy, was arrested in Tennessee on Thursday and charged with statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police said McCoy drove from North Carolina to meet the teen at a motel in Madison, TN.

Police said they discovered emails between the teen and McCoy that showed photos of them engaging in sex acts.

McCoy met the 17-year-old on a website, according to police. At first they were messaging each other, then they exchanged photos before it escalated to the meeting.

Officials with Iredell-Statesville Schools confirmed that McCoy was employed there from September 2002 until February 2012.

During that time he worked as a bus driver and a teacher's assistant.

McCoy was also an ordained minister and a Co-Pastor at The Life Church in Statesville. The church's pastor tells WBTV McCoy turned in his letter of resignation before moving to Tennessee. The pastor says he had no idea what was going on, but accepted McCoy's resignation.

WBTV went to McCoy's home in Statesville on Monday. His father said he was aware his son had been arrested, but he didn't know why. He said McCoy told him he was moving to Tennessee for a job nearly a month ago, and that he had not spoken to him since.

As of Monday afternoon, McCoy was still in custody in Davidson County, TN.

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