A gospel singer in North Carolina is accused of attempting to share the ‘love of Jesus’ (Yes, that’s a euphemism) with an underage boy after he was busted soliciting sex from an undercover officer he thought to be a teenage “target” for his lust.
Joseph Martin Trusty, 47, of Greenville met what he thought was a 15-year-old boy online and began talking with him through e-mail. After a brief conversation, the undercover Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy and the gospel singer agreed to meet for some sweet, sweet molestation.
“I’m shocked. I don’t know what to feel right now. I just can’t believe it,” one of Trusty’s neighbor said. “He’s a family man. (He) went to church on Sundays. His kids are great.”
“They don’t drink or carouse or do late night parties—nothing like that. They seem to be church-going people and I never would have believed anything bad would come from over there,” he added.
Joe was removed from his musical group, the Carolina Boys Quartet when the allegations surfaced.
We’d like to tell you he was viciously condemned for his actions, but he wasn’t. Well-wishers praised Trusty in the departure announcement, sending prayers and love in the direction of the would-be child molester.
Trusty was booked into the county detention center on a $20,000 bond.