Pas­tor at NJ church ac­cused of as­sault­ing 4 kids

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

MED­FORD » A New Jer­sey pas­tor has been ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing chil­dren over the course of 16 years.

Harry Thomas, of Med­ford, is pas­tor of Come Alive Church. He was taken into cus­tody Wed­nes­day.

The Burling­ton County pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice says the 74-year-old pas­tor as­saulted four chil­dren be­tween 1999 and 2015. No fur­ther de­tails about the cases were re­leased as part of an ef­fort to pro­tect the vic­tims’ iden­ti­ties.

A work­ing num­ber for Thomas couldn’t be lo­cated, and it couldn’t be de­ter­mined if he had an at­tor­ney.

Come Alive Church says in an email it will hold a press brief­ing Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice an­nounced Thurs­day that Thomas is charged with one count of ag­gra­vated sex­ual as­sault, three counts of sex­ual as­sault and four counts of en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of chil­dren.

Harry L. Thomas

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