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Youth Pastor Charged

Posted on 26th September 2013 at 15:59

A man who used to work as a youth pastor in the Winlock area is being charged with molesting a 12 year-old boy, a crime that started about a decade ago. The Centralia Chronicle reports on this story, saying that Michael D. Whitson, 51, was in Lewis County Superior Court yesterday, charged with four counts of second-degree child rape. It’s alleged that Whitson had a sexual relationship with a 12 year-old boy from Winlock, starting in 2002. Authorities say that the relationship continued for about three years; other details about the alleged crimes have not yet been released. Whitson made his first court appearance yesterday, but is not in custody at this time.