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Midstate pastor charged with sexually soliciting teen

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 15, 2012 9:53 AM

(Lancaster) — An associate pastor from Lancaster County is accused of using Facebook and text messages to sexually solicit a 15-year old boy, along with sending a nude photo to the teen. 

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State Attorney General Linda Kelly says 26-year-old Clarence Tyrone Taylor of Columbia was taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony solicitation to commit sexual abuse of children and related counts.

Prosecutors say Taylor used Facebook to contact one of the teens and told him he was "cute," commented on his appearance, and suggested they spend more time together.

An undercover agent assumed the boy's identity and continued to communicate with Taylor. Police say Taylor sent a nude photo to the boy and suggested they meet for sex.

He was being held in Lancaster County Prison on $75,000 bail.

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