NC Youth Minister’s Husband Arrested For Child Sex

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports:

A Raleigh man has been arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a 7-year-old child. Kenneth Newcomer, age 61, faces two counts of first degree sex offense with a child and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Court documents show the date of the offense was back in August of 2007. Newcomer’s bond is $1,080,000. He’s due in court Monday afternoon. WRAL News has learned Newcomer is the husband of a former, long time director of children’s ministry for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Creedmoor Road.

WRAL News reached out to Pastor Goeres, and he responded, “We as a church are heartbroken, and we are also proud of the victim for coming forward. We fully support the legal process and are praying for everyone involved.”

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