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Church Leader Under Investigation For Child Abuse: More Victims Come Forward

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BLUEFIELD, Virginia (WVVA) -- More potential victims come forward following revelations regarding a church leader under investigation for sexual abuse.

State police said at least 13 possible victims have come forward since WVVA first aired the story on November 22.

According to Sgt. Melissa Clemmons, the investigation centers around a man who was actively involved in the youth group at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, Va.

State police said some of the complaints of abuse date back to 1986.

Police are waiting to release the name of the man being charged pending an investigation. They say the individual led mission trips for the church and served as a child abuse advocate in the 1990's.

Police are urging anyone who was victimized or witnessed the abuse to contact Child Protect at 304-425-2710.

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