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UPDATED: Police intensify probe into sex crimes allegedly involving 64-year-old pastor

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The St Elizabeth police have now opened a wider investigation into sex crimes allegedly perpetrated by a 64-year-old Moravian minister of religion. 

The pastor was last night arrested and is now facing the possibility of rape and carnal abuse of a 15-year-old girl.

The police report that about 9 o'clock last night, a team was on patrol in a community near Black River 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 spent several hours today questioning a parent of the child and other family members.

*NOTE: The police had earlier reported that the pastor was charged with rape and carnal abuse. However, they now say he has not yet been charged but will be soon. Also, the pastor is 64 years old, not 60 as previously reported.