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Former church elder pleads not guilty to text charges involving minor

Frederick Daack (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Frederick Daack (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
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A man was in court on Thursday in connection to charges involving inappropriate texting of a minor.

According to the McCracken County Courthouse, Frederick Daack, 54, of West Paducah, Kentucky pleaded not guilty to charges involving a minor during an arraignment hearing on Thursday.

A pretrial is set for June 8.

According to the sheriff's office, an investigation that began on March 10 led to the Indictment by a grand jury in April.

Daack faces several felony indictments charging him with the unlawful Use of an electronic device to procure a minor in a sexual performance.

It was learned by officers that Daack was elder at the Milburn Chapel Church for the past several years, but that role ended last year.

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