Father, Son Pastors Plead Not Guilty In Ohio Sex Case


UPDATED: Friday June 13, 2014 9:06 AM

The son of a northeast Ohio pastor has joined his father in pleading not guilty to charges that they molested the same teenage girl.

Fifty-three-year-old Paul Endrei, the founder of the popular Church on the Rise in Westlake, and 26-year-old son Jason Endrei were indicted by a grand jury in Elyria, west of Cleveland.

WJW-TV reports that both have pleaded not guilty. Their attorney says the girl has a history of making troubling unfounded allegations.

Paul Endrei is charged with two counts of sexual battery and four counts of gross sexual imposition involving a child. Jordan Endrei, an assistant pastor at the church, is facing a single count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

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