David James Brown, an Indiana pastor accused of soliciting sex with a minor, was found dead on Monday inside a unit at an Attic Self Storage facility near Marietta, Ga. Police in Cobb County, Ga., are investigating the case as a suicide, according to a source. Brown’s body was discovered around noon. No details surrounding his death were reported.
Brown, 46, was arrested June 15 after he arranged to meet with an undercover officer from a cyber-crimes unit, who was posing as an underage boy. Brown planned the meeting in Frankfort, Ky., to “engage in sex acts” with the person he thought was a minor, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear told a source. Brown and the officer conversed through the messaging app Kik.
Brown was the senior pastor for First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was put on leave following his arrest, a source reported. A preliminary hearing in the case had been scheduled for Tuesday.
Brown’s body was taken to the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Attic Self Storage operates 11 facilities in Georgia, four of which are in Marietta.
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