Youth pastor and basketball coach charged with statutory rape

Joshua Burton Henley, 32, of Newburg, Indiana. [Image credit: District Attorney]

Camden, Tennessee: Matthew Stowe, the District Attorney for Tennessee's 24th District announced on Tuesday, June 22 that 32-year-old Joshua Burton Henley had been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse.


Henley was arrested on June 18 and is being held in the Benton County Jail. His bond was set at $500,000.


At the time of his arrest, Stowe indicated that victims, between the ages of 12 and 16 years old, had been identified in three states and "law enforcement believes there may be additional victims who have not yet been identified."


Investigators are asking that anyone with information contact the Benton County Sheriff's Department at (731) 584-4632.


Currently the charges filed against Henley include one count of aggravated sexual battery, and three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.


According to the release, at the time of his arrest Henley was employed as a youth minister at Washington Avenue Church of Christ in Evansville, Indiana. He formerly volunteered as a girls basketball coach at Holladay Primary School in Holladay, Tennessee and also served as a pastor at Holladay Community Church.


Courier and Press reached out to the Washington Avenue Church of Christ for a statement concerning Henley's status with the church, but their call went unanswered.


His next court date could not be immediately determined.