Rev. James Anthony Colyn, 39, former pastor of the Glendale (Az.) Bible Baptist Church, received a sentence of seven and a half years in prison. Colyn was described by police as a "sexual predator" who molested a teenage girl who asked him for counseling because she was being abused by her stepfather. Colyn PLEADED GUILTY to a charge of attempted molestation as a plea bargain.
He moved to Phoenix 12 years ago after resigning as youth pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Albuquerque, N.M. after admitting sexual involvement with a teenage member of that congregation. The Glendale church said they were not aware of that when Colyn was hired.
(Phoenix Gazette 7/1/88)
Name: JAMES ANTHONY COLYN ( JIM COLYN )
Home Address: 46 BINGHAM LANE
CROSSVILLE, TN 38558
County of Residence: CUMBERLAND
County of Employment: CUMBERLAND
Supervision Site: CUMBERLAND CO SO
Offense(s): 06/30/1988 ATT. MOLEST OF CHILD (ARIZONA)
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