A pastor was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sleeping with his mentally challenged niece, police in Pennsylvania said.
The Philadelphia Police Department said that 49-year-old Pastor Albert A. Young of the Total Deliverance Ministries, was arrested after he was accused of molesting his 15-year-old mentally challenged niece.
According to the police investigation, the preacher asked the child to sit on his lap.
Young proceeded to inappropriately touch the private parts of the girl, while planting kisses on her neck.
He also asked her to place her hand on his private areas. Before letting the child go, the pastor warned his niece not to disclose any details of what had happened between them.
The girl told a family member what her uncle did to her, and the police were notified. Young was charged with unlawful sexual contact with a minor, corruption of a minor and indecent assault of a child.
Young was booked into jail and released after posting $50,000 bail.