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Tuesday, June 12, 2007                                                                                       View Comments

Minister charged with sexual abuse

A former Kiefer minister is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Wednesday in connection with child sexual abuse charges.

Stephen D. Shorey, 40, was arrested in April on a complaint of child sexual abuse.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m., and will be heard at the Creek County Courthouse before Special District Judge Richard Woolery.

In a May 22 hearing, a not guilty plea was submitted on behalf of Shorey in front of Associate District Judge April Sellers White.

He remains free on $5,000 bond.

Shorey was also arrested early last year on charges of identity theft and forgery while he was serving as pastor of the Kiefer Assembly of God Church.

Shorey allegedly spent more than $5,000 on a credit card that he obtained under the name of the church treasurer. His hearing in this separate charge is scheduled for July 23.

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