Morgan County Pastor Faces Additional Sex Crime Charges
The pastor of a Stover church, already charged with multiple sex crimes, is facing even more. Two new charges of statutory sodomy were filed this week against 43-year-old Travis Smith. The alleged incidents date back to January, 1999 and December, 2000. Smith is already facing statutory rape and sodomy charges from a 2005 incident, and forcible rape, statutory rape and sexual abuse charges from incidents in 1998 and 1999. Smith is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stover. He remains free on bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Moniteau County next Monday for a preliminary heraring.