North Carolina pastor charged with more than 100 sex crimes

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NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina pastor has been charged with more than 100 felony sex offenses involving three children, who were as young as 4-years-old.

News outlets reported Tuesday that Rodney Luffman, 58, was arrested without incident at his home last week in eastern Wilkes County, according to the sheriff’s office. A church website says he’s a pastor at Open Arms Outreach Ministries in Elkin.

Luffman is accused of abusing three victims beginning about 20 years ago, when they ranged in age from 4 to 15-years-old, Det. Amanda Boyd with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets. She said investigators determined the crimes continued for 15 years.

Luffman remains in jail on a $1 million bond. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf. A phone call and a message to a phone number and an email listed for Luffman on the church’s website were not immediately returned.

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