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A local pastor in Geauga County has been indicted with several charges tied to the abuse of a minor. Authorities believe more victims could be out there.

Dennis Laferty, of Geauga County, has been charged with sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, and sexual imposition against a minor. This story was initially reported by FOX 8.

Laferty is in charge of the Thompson United Methodist Church located on Madison Road in Thompson Township.

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From FOX 8:

Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz and Geauga County Sheriff Scott A. Hildenbrand announced the indictment after a joint investigation.

The conduct occurred over a four-year period beginning in 2019. The prosecutor says the investigation is ongoing.

To finish the initial report from FOX 8, [click here].

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