Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pennsylvania Pastor arrested for sexually assaulting 14 year old girl

MOUNT UNION - Jeffrey Lynn Winstead, pastor of Cedar Crest Independent Baptist Church near Mount Union, has been arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault and other related charges related to alleged sexual contact with a teen girl, according to documents filed Monday at Magisterial District Judge Jack E. Miller's office.

Winstead, 56, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a now-16-year-old girl when she was 14, according to court documents.

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown said Winstead was interviewed regarding the allegations, and admitted to touching the girl inappropriately twice at his home and once at the church. Winstead also admitted to having the girl touch him inappropriately once as well, according to court documents.

Winstead remains incarcerated in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bond, according to the jail website.

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