Colfax, La. | Former Director of Missions Daryl Stagg was indicted in Louisiana on sexual abuse charges, a local district attorney announced October 16. Stagg was serving as Associational Mission Strategist for the Big Creek and CenLa Baptist Associations (Grant and Rapides Parishes, respectively), a position he held since 2018.
Before that he was employed by Harmony Baptist Association in Sedalia, Missouri from 2012-2018, and before that he served as Director of Missions for Lake County Baptist Association in Illinois from 2005-2012.
Stagg, 61, was indicted on four counts of first-degree rape, five counts of sexual battery, and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile in Louisiana. He was arrested June 8, and initially charged with 12 felony counts in two parishes (counties), and bond was set at $1.45 million. Four more charges were added later.
At a news conference in June, investigators said that an additional investigation had been opened in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which is just across the Illinois state line from Lake County.
Leaders of Lake County Association were notified immediately after the Illinois Baptist State Association was alerted to the arrest in June. No additional information about the Kenosha investigation has been released.
“An arraignment date will be set, and a trial date will be set at the arraignment,” Grant Parish Louisiana District Attorney Jay Lemoine said, noting that “Stagg remains in jail at this time.”
–IB staff, with additional reporting by Louisiana Baptist Message