Gallia Co. Pastor Arrested For Sexual Assault Of A Minor

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A Gallia County pastor is in jail after being arrested on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

David Young, pastor of the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church in Rio Grande, is accused of sexually assaulting a 13 or 14-year-old who was part of a class he taught at the church.

Authorities are not commenting on the frequency or locations of the alleged abuse, but investigators have said there could be other victims.

"These are very serious allegations, and we urge anyone with additional information to come forward," said Gallia County Sheriff Joseph Browning.

The felony charge was officially filed Wednesday and the case will be sent to a grand jury for further review.

Young was taken into custody at the church and is currently in the Gallia County Jail.