Pastor denies sex offenses with teen girl



A pastor based in Gallia County, Ohio is denying charges that he committed sex offenses involving a youth at his church.

David A. Young, 46, pleaded not guilty Oct. 22 to 20 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor stemming from alleged incidents with a girl while she was 13 and 14, according to court records and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Young was arrested earlier this month at the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church in Rio Grande, Ohio, where he is a pastor, according to the attorney general’s office.

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