Youth pastor accused of sex crimes involving girl, 14

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Police say a youth pastor at a suburban Atlanta church is jailed on child molestation, statutory rape and sexual battery charges.

Gwinnett County police say 34-year-old Nicholas “Nick” Kelley, a youth pastor at New Bridge Church in Lawrenceville, had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Police say Kelley began fostering a relationship with the child as a counselor in December 2015, and that led to sexual contact taking place at the church and in various parks in Gwinnett County.

Police say that after the girl’s parents found out about the activity, Kelley on Tuesday told the pastoral staff at New Bridge Church about the relationship. The staff contacted police and Kelley was arrested.

Jail records do not list an attorney for Kelley who could be reached for comment.

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