Church children's minister charged with sex crime

Jonathan Winfield Rose (Image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
July 25, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says it has charged a church children's minister with internet sex crimes involving children.

Spokesperson Debbie Tanna said members of the S.B.I and the North Carolina Internet Crimes against Children Task Force arrested 35-year-old Jonathan Winfield Rose of the 100 block of Dakota Trail in Edenton, North Carolina, Monday.

Tanna said Rose worked as a music/children's minister at the Rocky Hock Baptist Church in Edenton. That’s in Chowan County.

Investigators say Rose engaged in illegal conversations with children via his computer. He's charged with solicitation of a child by computer to commit unlawful sex acts.

Tanna said Rose was communicating with a person he believed was a 13-year-old female.

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