MN Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

The Marshall Independent reports:

A 36-year-old former pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye faces three felony 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct charges filed in Brown County District Court Friday. Bail was set at $50,000 for Nathan Van Alfred Luong of Rochester.

Luong is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage female church member from about October 2019 through February 2020.

Sleepy Eye Police conducted a seven-month investigation with cooperation from Trinity Lutheran Church and the Southeastern/Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA. The report added that Luong was now a pastor in Dodge Center, Mn.

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