By Josh Chapin
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A local pastor, who is charged with sex crimes involving a 13-year-old girl, is off of the job at a church in Johnston County.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office arrested 61-year-old Reverend Stephen Morris last Friday on 10 felony counts, including five counts of statutory rape and five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

According to court documents, Morris is accused of statutory rape with a 13-year-old between June 2013 and June 2014.

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