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Ottawa youth pastor faces sexual exploitation charges

Police have charged an Ottawa youth pastor with six counts of sexual exploitation and one count of luring in relation to allegations involving a 16-year-old girl.

Police have charged an Ottawa youth pastor with six counts of sexual exploitation and one count of luring in relation to allegations involving a 16-year-old girl.

Ottawa police charged the youth pastor, a 28-year-old Gatineau, Que., man, after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual contact over an extended period in 2011 and 2012.

He was to appear in court Thursday.

Ottawa police are asking anyone with information to contact their sexual assault/child abuse section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free 1-800-222-8477.