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International pastor arrested for carnal abuse

Published:Monday | June 15, 2009 | 1:53 PM

A prominent international pastor visiting Jamaica could be charged this later afternoon with carnal abuse after he was arrested in Little London Westmoreland last night.

He could also be charged with two counts of indecent assault.

The pastor arrived in Jamaica on June 1 for a speaking appointment in Little London.

The police say he met a 14-year-old girl at the crusade and exchanged numbers.

They say he invited the girl to go with him on a trip to Clarendon.

The teenager then asked her 15-year-old friend to accompany her.

The police say while on the journey the pastor fondled and kissed both of the girls.

He later reportedly took the girls to a hotel in Negril on his return to Westmoreland where he is said to have had sex with the 15-year-old girl twice while the other teenager watched.

He then gave them $5,000 and $3,000 each.

Residents who saw the pastor with the girls got suspicious and called the police.

The girls who were reportedly questioned admitted to the allegations.

The pastor was arrested last night in front of thousands of people at the crusade as he was preparing to speak.