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53-y-o Westmoreland pastor arrested, charged with having sex with a minor

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 7:26 PM

A 53-year-old Westmoreland pastor is now behind bars on sex charges involving a minor.

Pastor Elvis Thompson is charged with having sex with someone under 16 years old and grievous sexual assault.

Thompson is from Cave district, near Bluefields in Westmoreland.

It is reported that last year, the victim went to the pastor's house to collect payment for goods and was assaulted and raped.

The matter was reported to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse and following an investigation, a file was sent to the Defender of Public Prosecution, Paula Llewellyn.

The police say Thompson was charged based on the DPP's ruling.

His court date has not yet been announced.