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CT church devastated following arrest of pastor for child sex crimes

Police believe that as many as 60 children may have fallen victim to the youth pastor.

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CAPE TOWN - The Rondebosch Common Ground Church says that its devastated following the arrest of a youth pastor on sex related charges.

The 26-year-old man was arrested last week for, among other offences, the possession of child pornography.

The suspect was reported to police last month by the parents of a 14-year-old victim.

Senior pastor at the church Ryan Termorshuizen says they’re shocked.

“These are the kinds of things that nightmares are made of for a church. As you can imagine, we are absolutely devastated as a congregation. A number of families who’ve had this young man in their home say it felt like a divorce when someone cheats and you just didn’t see it coming."

Police believe that as many as 60 children may have fallen victim to the youth pastor.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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