Youth Group Leader will soon face trial for child sex abuse and pornography charges

47ABC – Sexual abuse, sodomy and child pornography are just a few of the charges that Rodney Harmon will stand trial for. According to charging documents obtained by 47 ABC  Harmon allegedly preyed on at least 7 teenage boys from January of 2018 to July of 2018 through his work as a youth group leader for Bayside Community Church in Pocomoke City.

With at least three victims Harmon promised the teenage boys they could make money for shooting videos of themselves masturbating if they sent them to him. However, none of the victims ever received payment.

One of the victims, only identified as Juvenile 2, seemed to be the most involved with Harmon. According to charging documents Hardmon sodomized him with an adult toy at least once and performed oral sex on the 15-year-old several times at Harmon’s House in the car to and from a mission trip and at a house the 15-year-old was dog sitting at.

Harmon is scheduled to appear in court at the end of this month for a motion hearing.

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