January 06, 2006

Pastor arraigned in sex-abuse case

East Oregonian

Associated Press

BEND (AP) — A pastor accused of sexually abusing a girl has been ordered to stay away from his church and children other than his own.

Jeremy Hall, 34, of Sisters was arraigned Wednesday on charges of unlawful sexual penetration and sex abuse involving a child under 14, according to a document filed by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

Hall was pastor at Christ’s Church of New Beginnings, which meets in Sisters Elementary School, when the girl came forward, a church board member told The Bulletin newspaper. Hall has temporarily stepped down, the paper reported.

Deschutes County Judge Barbara Haslinger told Hall at Wednesday’s arraignment that he could no longer go to the church.

Posted by kshaw at January 6, 2006 08:06 AM