March 16, 2006

Pastor accused of sexual abuse

Deseret Morning News

By Ben Winslow
Deseret Morning News
A pastor was jailed after St. George police said he molested an 11-year-old student at a Christian school where he was a teacher.
Gabriel E. Carlin, 32, St. George, was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility Tuesday night for investigation of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, a first-degree felony.
Police said they asked prosecutors to enhance the charges because Carlin was in a position of trust over the victim.
Carlin taught at the East Harbor Christian Academy in Washington, Washington County, where the victim attended school, St. George Police Sgt. Craig Harding said. The reported abuse began nearly a month ago, investigators said.

Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 07:04 AM