He used to work for the church, and also is a former Cherokee County School District substitute teacher. He was fired from both jobs after being accused of sending illicit text messages and making sexually suggestive comments to male students, according to an August 2012 story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He later returned to the church as a volunteer.
Parents of the victim sued the church in August 2012, claiming that church officials could have prevented any sexual abuse by not allowing Sheffield around children. The status of that suit was not immediately clear.
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