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Former youth pastor charged with taking indecent liberties with a child

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com
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Robert Price, a former youth pastor at Kings Way Baptist Church in Concord, has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child in his youth group.

A former youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child at Kings Way Baptist Church in Concord has been arrested.

Robert “Bobby” Price was arrested Monday and released Tuesday after being charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. He was released on $50,000 bond.

Price was a youth minister at his father’s church, Kings Way Baptist, in Concord. In 2011 a 23-year-old man told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police that Price molested him as a 12-year-old.

In a civil suit filed in 2011, the accuser claims the abuse happened multiple times at the King’s Way Baptist Church’s “Youth Shack,” on a mission trip, and even at the youth minister’s own house, according to NBC Charlotte, the Observer’s news partner.

“While defendant Bobby Price’s wife and children were asleep, defendant Bobby Price sexually molested plaintiff in his home,” the suit states.

The encounters allegedly occurred over a three year time period, according to the suit.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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