DETROIT, 10:56 p.m. EST March 5, 2001--
Police are looking for the minister of a Detroit church who they
accuse of allegedly getting a 15-year-old parishioner pregnant.
A warrant was issued Monday charging the 31-year-old minister of
Straight Street Baptist Church with two counts of third-degree
criminal sexual conduct. Investigators say that the man invited the
girl to lunch and than allegedly coerced the girl into having sex on
at least two occasions.
Police say that the teen got pregnant as a result of one of the
alleged encounters last summer, but tried to conceal her condition
from her parents. They took the girl to another state, where a
late-stage abortion was performed.
Investigators say that DNA taken from the fetus matched a sample
that the minister provided to police.
The minister's whereabouts were unknown Monday.