Valley Children's Pastor Arrested for Sex Crime

UPDATE: 08/10/2014 10:15 p.m.
The church

Sonny Layman

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY UPDATE: 08/10/2014 10:15 p.m.
The church's pastor says Layman is no longer with the church. He also says the incident involves a member of Layman's family.

A children's pastor with a Rockingham County church has been arrested and accused of a sex crime involving a child.

A member of the congregation from the Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene tells WHSV that an announcement was made Sunday regarding the arrest of the church's children's pastor.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Leonard "Sonny" Layman was arrested over the weekend for a sexual crime involving a child. We're also told he is in jail without bond and waiting for a first court appearance Monday morning.

According to the church's website, Layman was called into children's ministry in 1990.

We have left a message with the church's pastor regarding the case, and we're waiting to hear back.

We're also working to confirm more details with the case from the sheriff's office. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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