UNIONTOWN (KDKA) – A preliminary hearing for a local church pastor, charged with molesting a girl in his congregation, was continued Tuesday because new alleged victims came forward.
Ray Teets, 66, is the pastor of Fallen Timbers Community Chapel in Fayette County.
Teets was originally charged with molesting an 11-year-old girl that was a member of his congregation.
Today, two more female victims came forward and are relatives of Teets.
He allegedly started molesting them sometime in 1999, when they were around 7 or 8-years-old. They also claimed the alleged abuse continued for several years.
Police said the original victim’s family left the church last November after her mother said Teets became fixated on her daughter.
During an interview with investigators, the girl said she would meet Teets behind a shed at her house and sometimes would go inside a shed where he would touch and fondle her.
The criminal complaint also says the Teets told the girl he wanted to have sex with her.
Teets faces a long list of charges, including indecent sexual contact with a child, unlawful restraint, corruption of minors and luring a child.
This isn’t Teets first run-in with the law. Back in 1996, in Maryland, he was convicted of sexually abusing a child.