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Ohio youth pastor charges with sex with teen

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a youth pastor at a western Ohio church has been charged with having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl he was mentoring.

The Dayton Daily News reports that bail was set at $100,000 Wednesday for 26-year-old Michael Mohler. He was a staff pastor at First United Methodist Church in Troy.

Detectives say Mohler became involved with the girl through the church and began mentoring her when she came to him for advice about her boyfriend. The alleged sexual contact took place at his home in August.

The church said Mohler has been relieved of his duties.

He was in jail Thursday. Online records did not indicate if he had an attorney.

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