Agents arrested a Gallia County pastor at his church on Tuesday.
According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, David Young was arrested at his church, the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, in Rio Grande, by agents with the AG’s Crimes Against Children Unit.
Young is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager between the ages of 13 and 14. The teenager was a member of a class Young taught, according to the AG’s Office.
“These allegations are extremely distressing because Ohioans should be able to trust people in positions of authority,” said AG Mike DeWine. “We’ll go to all lengths necessary to hold those who commit crimes against children accountable.”
Authorities would not comment on the frequency of the alleged abuse or the locations of the alleged incidents.
Investigators did warn that there could be other victims.
Young currently is being held at the Gallia County Jail.
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