Former Niagara Youth Pastor Arrested in Windsor for Sex Assault

By Chris Thompson
Windsor Star
September 11, 2013

A former Grimsby youth pastor who was most recently living in Windsor has been arrested here in connection with the sexual assault and extortion of a young woman.

Officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service assisted by members of Windsor police arrested the man at his South Windsor home on Tuesday.

Charged with sexual assault and extortion is Andrew Riach, 31.

The charges are in relation to incidents involving a young woman between 2006 and May of this year.

The young woman reported the incidents to police in May.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred when Riach was the head youth pastor at Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby.

Riach was returned to the Niagara Region where he was to have a bail hearing in St. Catharines.








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