Local Youth Pastor Charged With Raping Teenager

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has charged a local youth pastor with rape. Deputies say 44-year-old Michael Parsons had an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of his youth students at Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Parsons served as youth pastor at the church.

Deputies tell us they first learned of the relationship with the 16-year-old girl on Tuesday, March 10th. The incidents allegedly occurred during youth group meetings, on the way to her home in McCracken County and at Parsons home in Kevil. Parsons also allegedly sent explicit photographs and videos to the teenager though text.

Parsons has been charged with two counts of rape in the third degree and 22 counts of electronic solicitation of a minor for sex or other illegal activities. He’s currently in the McCracken County Jail.

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