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Pastor at New Jersey church accused of assaulting 4 children

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published December 7, 2017 at 1:47 p.m. Updated December 7, 2017 at 1:59 p.m.


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MEDFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey pastor has been accused of sexually assaulting children over the course of 16 years.

Harry Thomas of Medford is pastor of Come Alive Church. He was taken into custody Wednesday.

The Burlington County prosecutor's office said the 74-year-old pastor assaulted four children between 1999 and 2015. No further details about the cases were released as part of an effort to protect the victims' identities.

A working number for Thomas couldn't be located, and it couldn't be determined if he had an attorney.

Come Alive Church says in an email it will hold a news briefing Thursday afternoon.

The prosecutor's office said Thursday that Thomas is charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of sexual assault and four counts of endangering the welfare of children.

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RBear says... December 7, 2017 at 5:28 p.m.

I know. Right wingers in here will say he wasn't a Christian. I love how they like to play the role of God in deciding who is a Christian and who is not. I'm sure I wouldn't pass their test because of my orientation.
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The bottom line is that while some like Pack would lead you to believe there is a dire and dangerous threat in allowing trans individuals to use the bathroom of their assignment (they do already BTW), the real threats to children come on a daily basis from churches and schools.

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