A disgraced Indiana pastor who was charged with soliciting sex from a minor hanged himself in a Georgia storage unit.
David James Brown, 46, was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, said Sgt. Dana Pierce.
The death was ruled a suicide by asphyxiation by hanging, officials said.
According to office of the Kentucky Attorney General, Brown became the subject of an undercover investigation created by the Cyber Crime unit, when he posed as a minor on the online messaging app, KIK. He was the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, and was arrested on June 15th in Kentucky.
When he was arrested, Brown had driven more than 65 miles from Jeffersonville, Ind. to Frankfort, Kentucky with the intent of having sex with a minor he met on the app.
Brown and another man (Anwar Mohammed, 33, a medical researcher from the University of Louisville) met face to face with an undercover officer from Kentucky’s Cyber Crime Unit. They were both arrested.
Brown was booked in the Franklin County Jail on one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a sex.
On June 20th, Brown was released on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear back in court on Tuesday June 28th for his second hearing, but instead he fled to Georgia.
It is not yet known whether or not the pastor’s body will return to Jeffersonville, Indiana for a funeral at the church Brown once led (First Christian Church).