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Youth pastor charged with child molestation

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PARK HILLS, MO – A Park Hills youth pastor has been charged with having sexual relations with a teen aged girl.  The Daily Journal reports 33-year-old Brian Cassidy is being held in the St. Francois County Jail on charges of child molestation and felony statutory rape.

Court filings say Cassidy had sex with the 13-year-old two times, including once at the First Baptist Church in east Bonne Terre.

Detectives are reportedly looking at other relationships Cassidy may have had with other teens.