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Saturday, September 13, 2008                                                                                       View Comments

Ex-pastor called himself 'allentownhotguy' in sex chats with teen

Using the screen name "allentownhotguy," Paul Marmon built a rapport with his 15-year-old victim in an Internet chatroom, law enforcement authorities say.

Then the 62-year-old retired pastor propositioned her for sex.

At one point the South Whitehall Township man wrote, "You are so much more mature than most people think you or the average 15-year-old girl is," according to the state Attorney General's Office.

Marmon, who was once pastor at St. James United Church of Christ on 15th Street, is now in Montgomery County Prison in lieu of $1 million bail.