November 14, 2014
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today charged a Shalimar man with lewd or lascivious battery on a person 12 to 16 years of age.
53-year old Larry Michael Thorne, a Chaplain at Abundant Life Church, is accused of committing the sexual acts on numerous occasions between January 1st 2012 and November 11th, 2014.
The victim says the relationship began with mutual massages when she was 14 and then escalated into sexual activity. Thorne admitted buying the victim a phone and paying for her phone service, but denies any sexual contact with the teen.