MOBILE, Alabama - A Mobile pastor who helped start Prichard Preparatory School is facing sexual abuse charges involving a child.
Pastor Cederick McMillan, 26, surrendered to Mobile police Wednesday afternoon after learning a Mobile County Grand Jury had indicted him on sexual abuse and sodomy charges.
The charges stem from an "ongoing series of incidents" involving a 14 year old female relative, said Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson.
The alleged sexual abuse began in 2007, according to the prosecutor, and is documented in tape recordings and cell phone text messages.
McMillan, pastor of New Birth Community Church in Mobile, played a key role in starting Prichard Preparatory School in 2005, and served as the school's headmaster until 2009.
McMillan also serves as President of the Prichard Chamber of Commerce, according to his church's website.
A Mobile County Grand Jury indicted McMillan in May, but the indictment was kept secret until the pastor was notified yesterday.