LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — A well-known pastor, Paul Endrei, entered a not guilty plea before a judge on Thursday morning on sexual assault related charges, and his son will likely appear soon after being charged with a single count earlier this week.
Jordan Endrei, 26, now faces one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
All of the charges relate to a single teenage girl who was under 18 at the time of the alleged crimes.
Paul Endrei is the founding pastor of the prominent Church on the Rise in Westlake, and his son is an assistant pastor.
Paul Endrei faces two counts of sexual battery and has also been charged with four counts of sexual imposition regarding a juvenile.
At a short arraignment in Lorain Common Pleas Court Thursday morning, Paul Endrei did not speak as his lawyer, Jack Bradley, told the judge that his client would plead not guilty.
Jordan Endrei was not arraigned, but did walk out of the courthouse with his father.
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