Licking County, Central Ohio – The site for Newark Heights Church of God says its senior minister “shows at least a bit of kindness for poor people, lost and injured.”
On Monday, Newark police captured the minister, Scott E. Murphy, and accused him of having sex with a 15-year-old in church part on chapel property.
As per Murphy’s capture warrant, the 15-year-old girl uncovered on Monday that her minister had occupied with sexual behavior with her in the past 30 days furthermore had sent bare pictures of himself to her electronically.
Newark police investigator Steve Vanoy discovered naked pictures, in addition to messages from Murphy “asking the exploited person to do things sexually to herself or to him.”
Under Ohio law, ministry parts are accused of lawful offense sexual battery in light of the fact that “they practice a great deal of impact over youngsters,” said Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt.
As indicated by the Newark Heights Church of God site, Murphy has a wife and two youngsters and has served the Newark Heights church for a long time.
Bond for Murphy was situated at $100,000 yesterday, and Murphy was requested to have no unsupervised contact with anybody under 18 years of age.
Calls to the Newark Heights Church of God and to two parts of the assemblage were not returned.