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Youth pastor accused of having sex with girl, 15

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Joshua Finney (Greenville Co. Detention Center) Joshua Finney (Greenville Co. Detention Center)

A Greenville County youth pastor was arrested Tuesday morning after deputies said he had sex with a 15-year-old girl who attended the church.

Deputies said that the victim told deputies that she met 29-year-old Joshua Finney in 2008, while he was serving as a Bible study leader and youth pastor at First Baptist Church Conestee.

Investigators said that in November 2009, Finney kissed the victim when she was 14 years old. They said that in December 2010, Finney had sex with the girl, who was 15 years old at the time.

Finney, who turned himself in to authorities Tuesday, was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act on a minor. He was being held in the Greenville County jail on $10,000 bond.

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