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Pastor charged with having 14-month affair with girl

August 5, 2011 |  3:53 pm

A Granada Hills youth pastor suspected of having an affair with a 14-year-old girl at his church was charged Friday with several felony counts, including multiple counts of sexual molestation, officials said.

Demetrius Darnell Allen, 28, was charged in San Fernando Superior Court with 10 counts of lewd act on a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of contacting a minor for sexual offense.

Prosecutors said Allen allegedly began a sexual relationship with the teenager while he was the youth pastor at the First Baptist Church in Venice. The relationship lasted 14 months, beginning in March 2010 and ending in May of this year.

Police are continuing their investigation into the matter, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

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