Baptist church pastor charged with molestation in St. Louis County

A St. Louis-based Baptist church pastor was charged with child molestation, county police said Wednesday.

Jesse Claybon, 47, faces four counts of fourth-degree child molestation involving a victim under age 17, according to police. He was ordered held with bail set at $75,000.

According to the report, Claybon touched the victim over her clothing and had her rub his penis over his clothing. The crime took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 29, police said.

Claybon is a minister at New Age Missionary Baptist Church, at 2601 Prairie Avenue and lives in the 4800 block of Woodstock Avenue in St. Louis, police said. Investigators said they did not know where the alleged crimes took place, but detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department Special Investigations Unit are taking on the case.

No other victims have come forward at this time, but detectives with the St. Louis County Police are asking if anyone believes they may have been victimized by Claybon to call 636- 529-8210.

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