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Wednesday, October 18, 2006                                                                                       View Comments

Youth pastor arrested for molestation

Bay County, Florida, Sheriff's investigators have arrested a local youth pastor and charged him with molesting a child under the age of 16.

David Griffith, 36, of 1961 Sunny Hills Drive in Chipley, was working as a youth pastor at the Cornerstone Family Fellowship at 122 Airport Road, at the time of the incident. The victim claims that Griffith fondled her and rubbed her while on an outing with the youth group.

The victim recently came to family members and told them about the incident, which allegedly occurred this past summer. Family members then made a report to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office who began the investigation.

Griffith was arrested at his home and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. Griffith was no longer working at the church at the time of his arrest.