Friday, March 25, 2011

Pastor arrested for raping and abusing 4 women

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man living in West Michigan who was previously a pastor in Iowa was arrested and charged with forcing four women to have sex with him.

Rev. Patrick Edouard, 41, is accused of using his position as the pastor of a Reformed church in Pella, Iowa to coerce - and in some cases, physically force - four married women in his congregation into having sex with him between 2003-2010, according to Des Moines station

The criminal complaint and affadavit lists Edouard's current address as in Byron Center. reports he was arrested in Knoxville, Iowa on Wednesday to face three counts of sexual abuse and three counts of sexual exploitation.

24 Hour News 8 will have more information later.

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