Ottawa youth pastor charged with sexual exploitation
An Ottawa youth pastor is facing multiple charges of sexual exploitation and one count of child luring via a computer after engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
Police say an investigation began in early February into allegations of inappropriate sexual contact that occurred over several months between a 16-year-old girl and an Ottawa youth pastor.
Mark Raymer, 28, has been charged with six counts of sexual exploitation and one count of child luring via a computer.
He once worked as a youth pastor at Peace Tower Church on Bronson Avenue.
He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 1222 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.