Former Faith Baptist Academy principal pleads not guilty to felony charges

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Jeff Pack Staff Writer MURRIETA — A former school principal at Faith Baptist Church in Wildomar pled not guilty on Thursday, Jan. 23, to three counts of molesting a teenage girl nearly 30 years ago. Originally charged by investigators on July 21, 2019, Laverne Paul Fox, 61, was arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 29 and extradited to Riverside County on charges of lewd acts on a child, oral copulation of a minor and forced sexual penetration of a child under 16 years old.  With his alleged victim, Kathy Durbin, present in the courtroom, Fox pled not guilty during his arraignment Thursday before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Stephen Gallon. “I was happy to see a step forward because I feel like the wheels of justice are super slow and sometimes maybe even go re
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