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      More sex crime charges filed against mid-Mo pastor

      On Monday, the Moniteau County prosecutor filed two more statutory sodomy charges against 42-year-old Travis Smith from an alleged incident in 1999.
      A Morgan County pastor already facing several sex crime charges, now faces additional charges.On Monday, the Moniteau County prosecutor filed two more statutory sodomy charges against 42-year-old Travis Smith from an alleged incident in 1999.Court documents show charges against Smith were filed on September 28, 2012 for second degree statutory rape and second degree statutory sodomy from incidents dating back to January 2005.On that September day, Smith was also charged with forcible rape, two counts of second degree statutory rape and sexual abuse as a result from an alleged incident in March of 1998.Also that day, Smith was charged with another count of statutory rape from an incident in 1999.A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday, June 17, for those charges which came a little more than a year after smith was found not guilty of child molestation charges.Earlier this year, the Lamine Baptist Association, to which Stover Baptist Church was a member, voted Stover Baptist out of the association. When asked why, Association Director of Missions Rafael Murillo said it was because of the church's lack of contribution to the association, NOT the charges against Smith.Murillo added that area churches are praying for the Stover congregation.

      A source, who wished to remain unidentified, at the Lamine Baptist Association's annual children's camp said they made a decision four years ago not to allow Smith to any camp events.