Former Winston-Salem church youth leader faces another indecent liberties charge

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Robert Allen Shutt, 70, of Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A former Winston-Salem church youth group leader faces another indecent liberties with a juvenile charge.

Robert Allen Shutt, 70, of Winston-Salem, was charged Friday with one count of indecent liberties with a minor and given a $5,000 bond.

Shutt was previously arrested on Aug. 20 of last year and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

That investigation involved a male juvenile who was also a member of the same church youth group, according to Lt. Eric Montgomery of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Then in December, he was charged with 12 counts of indecent liberties with a minor after another victim came forward.

In that case, the victim claimed he was molested by the church youth leader between 1992 and 1995.

Winston-Salem police began investigating the latest claim on Jan. 5 of this year after receiving a report that the suspect had indecent liberties with another juvenile male suspect who attended the same church youth group.

Montgomery previously said Shutt had ties to Salem Baptist Church.

Howard Wilburn, a senior pastor at the church, told FOX8 last year that he knew Shutt, but the 70-year-old hadn’t been working with children at the church for a long time.

The suspect has court planned for March. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.