Pastor Charged with Rape, Abuse

Travis Smith arraigned in Moniteau County court Tuesday

POSTED: 07:45 AM CDT Oct 16, 2012    UPDATED: 06:42 AM CST Feb 22, 2013 

A Stover pastor was arraigned in Moniteau County court Tuesday for sex crimes. Travis Smith is charged with forcible rape, two counts of second degree statutory rape and sexual abuse in Moniteau County Circuit Court. The charges stems from alleged incidents that happened in 1998 and 1999. Smith is also charged with second degree statutory rape and second degree statutory sodomy for an alleged 2005 incident. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 13. Smith was previously acquitted by a jury for a child molestation charge in September 2011. According to the First Baptist Church of Stover's website, Smith is listed as a pastor at the church.