Edenton minister arrested
BR staff
August 04, 2011

Edenton minister arrested

Edenton minister arrested
BR staff
August 04, 2011

An Edenton minister has been relieved “of all

responsibilities in any official capacity” until further notice.

A statement from Rocky Hock Baptist Church in Edenton said

that Jonathan Winfield Rose, 35, formerly a music and children’s minister at

the church, had been relieved of his duties July 25 after contact with the

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

“We further make it known that we will support, pray, and

minister to (Rose) and his family to assist through this difficult time in his

life and in the lives of the members of Rocky Hock Baptist Church,” said James

E. Horton, senior pastor.

Rose has been accused of propositioning a 13-year-old

Cumberland County girl by computer, authorities said. He was detained July 25

in Buncombe County at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys in Black Mountain. He was

transferred to Cumberland County. Authorities say that between June 11-29, Rose

asked the girl to take part in sex acts. His bail was set at $50,000.