Accused former worship leader faces judge
A former worship leader and home school group teacher accused of sex assault on a child went before judge on Monday.
11 News was first to report the accusations against Torin Smith. Court documents list at least six possible underage victims.
In court on Monday, Torin's attorney said the claims against his client are unfounded. Torin is scheduled to go to trial for the alleged crimes in May.
Torin had nothing to say to KKTV crews as he was leaving the Park County Courthouse after his hearing. Some members of the community who came to his hearing did.
"Liars! You both are liars!" a woman could be heard screaming at the couple as they made their way into a car.
Torin's wife, Rena Smith, is facing charges of tampering with a witness.
Torin and Rena were worship leaders at the Community Fellowship of Christians Church in Florissant and also ran the homeschool group there.
"We as Bible-believing Christians will not tolerate sexual misconduct within any of our organizations or churches," Dave Williams said.
Williams and several other community members came to see the couple in court.
"It's one of the worst things anybody can do is to manipulate children and as Bible-believing Christians we condemn it with all of our hearts," he said.
The couple will be back in court next month to discuss bond issues for Torin and some of the evidence in the case.
KKTV will continue to cover the hearings in this case.
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