Pastor arrested for sexting underage boy

September 16th, 2010 by Staff

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Brunswick pastor was arrested on charges that he sending lewd and sexual text messages to a 16 year-old boy.

Elijah Roberts Jr., was arrested last week by the Richmond Hill police department. According to investigators, he was sexting a teen and was expecting to meet the boy when police intercepted him.

A search warrant was issued for Robert’s residence in Brunswick where a computer was seized for forensic analysis. Roberts was charged with numerous charges that include sodomy, interference with custody, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and reckless conduct.

Richmond Hill police are working with other agencies to identify any other victims that Roberts may have had contact with since he is said to be an associate minister at a Brunswick church and may have had contact with other minors. Police have notified the church of Roberts arrest.

Anyone with additional information about Roberts or possible victims should contact Lt. Dana Strickland at 912-756-2693 or their local law enforcement agency. This is an ongoing investigation and additional information may be released in the future.


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