Greenville County Pastor Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Minor Charges


A Greenville County pastor is under arrest and facing criminal sexual misconduct of a minor charges.  Two of the three incidents date back to 1989, and authorities say there could be more victims yet to come forward.

According to the arrest warrant, 62-year-old Arthur Lehr is charged with two counts of criminal sexual misconduct of a minor and one count of engaging a minor for sexual performance.

The warrant states he touched minors in a sexual manner.

His neighbors tells us, Lehr was a pastor in Greenville County–hosting bible studies at his house in Taylors from time to time.

Therapists say other victims may be too ashamed to speak out.

“I think one of the worst things is victim’s take the abuse or the assault and see it that they, somehow, were responsible for it,” says Neil Sondov, a Counselor at Compass of Carolina

Lehr is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.

Investigators want anyone who may be a victim of sexual assault to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

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