Youth pastor admits to ‘inappropriate physical interactions’ with 14-year-old girl

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Jessica Noll, WXIA December 28, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Church youth pastor, Nicholas Kelley was arrested this week for sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl—admitting to church elders, he did have “inappropriate physical interactions” with her.

Kelley, 34, who was, until Dec. 27, a youth pastor at New Bridges Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., began a relationship with the teenager when he was her counselor in December 2015.

Police said this summer, that relationship turned sexual, and took place at the church and in parks in throughout Gwinnett County.

The relationship came to light when the teenaged victim snuck out of her house to be with Kelley on Dec. 26, and had a nervous breakdown, because she was fearful, police say, that her parents would find out about the relationship.

She was taken to the hospital for her breakdown and that’s when, police said, her parents uncovered the relationship that she was having with Kelley.

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