NC Pastor Hit With Ten Counts Of Child Sex Abuse

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Authorities have arrested a pastor on several sex crime charges stemming from a joint investigation. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reports their detectives, along with police from  Winterville joined forces to investigate suspected child abuse involving John William Lovelace earlier this year.

The pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Ayden was charged by Winterville police with four counts of second-degree forcible sex and three counts of sexual battery. The 66-year-old was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center on a $12.4 million bond.

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