An eastern Wilkes County man who is a minister was arrested Thursday on over 100 counts of felony sex offenses.

Rodney Dean Luffman, 58, of Pleasant Ridge Road in State Road was arrested by Det. Amanda Boyd of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office. Luffman remained in the Wilkes County Jail with a $1 million bond Monday.

Boyd said Luffman is charged in connection with two male victims and one female victim. She said offenses against two of the victims occurred over a period of years.

One of the victims was as young as age 4 and another as old as 16 when the offenses occurred, said Boyd, adding that most of them occurred between 2000 and 2015.

Luffman is identified online as the pastor of Open Arms Outreach Ministries, a non-denominational church on N.C. 268 in West End Elkin. Boyd said Luffman also has been a Methodist minister.

She said the investigation is continuing. 

Sign Up For Newsletters

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.