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South Union man accused in 3 more incidents with girls

| Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 10:30 p.m.

A pastor accused of having indecent contact with an 11-year-old girl is dealing with new allegations of sexual assault.

State police on Friday charged Ray Scott Teets, 66, of South Union with indecent assault stemming from incidents in 1999, 2005 and 2013, according to online court records.

Preliminary hearings that were to be held on Tuesday before Masontown District Judge Randy Abraham will be rescheduled.

Trooper Nathaniel Lieberum said on Tuesday that he identified three more female victims during an investigation into the initial complaint against Teets, who was working as a pastor at Fallen Timbers Community Church in Springhill. Lieberum declined additional comment.

In a June 1, 1999, incident, Teets allegedly had inappropriate contact with a girl younger than 13 in Springhill, according to online court records. Teets is being held in the Fayette County jail for the original case. In the 1999 incident, an additional $100,000 bond was set on charges of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors.

The next incident allegedly occurred on Dec. 5, 2005, in Georges Township, according to online court records. Teets faces two counts of indecent assault of a person younger than 13.

Four counts of corruption of minors were filed in connection with a Sept. 1, 2013, incident in Georges. Teets' bail was set at $100,000 for the 2005 and 2013 cases.

Teets originally was charged in November for allegedly attempting to touch a girl who attended Fallen Timbers Community Church on Nov. 6. He was ordered held for trial following a January preliminary hearing on those allegations, which he called “outrageous.” He is being held on $250,000 bail in the jail on charges of attempted indecent assault, unlawful restraint, interference with custody of children, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, concealment of the whereabouts of a child, child luring, stalking and defiant trespass.

State police allege that Teets took the girl, who is now 12, into a woodshed in Springhill, where he tried to touch her inappropriately on multiple occasions. A formal court arraignment is set for Feb. 20.

Staff writer Liz Zemba contributed. Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or rsignorini@tribweb.com.

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