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64-year-old pastor for court today

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 9:29 AM
Rupert Clarke

The 64-year-old pastor of the Nazareth Moravian Church in Manchester charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl is to appear in court today.

Rupert Clarke was charged with having sex with a person under 16 years old by police investigators yesterday.

He is booked to appear in the St Elizabeth Parish Court today.

Meanwhile, the police say other charges are pending as they deepen their investigations into other allegations against Clarke.

The police report that about 9 o'clock on Wednesday night, a team was on patrol in a community near Santa Cruz when they observed a parked car that aroused their suspicion.

They went to investigate and reportedly found the pastor in a compromising position with the child.

He was immediately taken into police custody.

Police investigators have spent several hours questioning the parent of the child and other family members.