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Third lawsuit filed against Baptist church, youth pastor convicted of sex abuse

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A third lawsuit has been filed by someone claiming to be a victim of Jeff Eddie, the convicted child molester who was formerly children’s minister at a Baptist church in Muscle Shoals.

Using the alias “John Doe,” the plaintiff says that he was 12 years old at the time Eddie began to molest him in 2009. The molestation continued until the summer of 2013, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit against Eddie and Highland Park Baptist Church seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

The plaintiff says he was sexually abused in various locations at Highland Park Baptist Church, including Eddie’s office and storage closet, a storage room in the basement, and a sound booth at the church, as well as on church-sponsored trips. The trips included Earle Trent Assembly Camp, Elk River and Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, camping trips and church sleepovers at Eddie’s home, and while Eddie was driving the church van taking youth to church-sponsored events.

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