Loudon County church youth leader accused of having sex with teen

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A youth leader at a church in Loudon County faces charges after law enforcement says she admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office says Courtney Bingham, 35, met the teen at Bethany Baptist Church where she was serving as a youth leader. Deputies say she admitted to having sex with the teen three to four times beginning in November and also sent nude photographs.

She faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape.

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