Police said Wednesday that a pastor based out of Duffield was facing charges after inappropriate texts were discovered on a teenager’s cell phone.

According to ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team, Glenn Harvey Boyde, 59, was facing a charge of child luring.

The investigation started in May, 2015, when the 15-year-old girl’s parents found texts on her cell phone – the messages were believed to be from an adult male that was known to the family through the church and youth social gatherings the teen had participated in.

As a result, Drayton Valley RCMP and the ICE Unit was notified.

ICE investigators reviewed the messages, and identified Boyde as the suspect – at the time the messages were sent, he was employed as a pastor, but police said he had been removed from his position after the complaint was made.

The accused has been released from custody, with conditions. He’s scheduled to appear in court March 30.