Charges: Maplewood Man Claimed to be a Pastor, Sexually Abused 2 Young Girls

Updated: 12/13/2013 6:16 AM
Created: 12/12/2013 5:55 PM
By: Cassie Hart

A Maplewood man claiming he was a pastor has been charged for sexually abusing two young girls for roughly 8 years.

According to the criminal complaint, the alleged abuse started when the girls were around the age of 6.

The abuse by 61-year-old Jacoby Kindred was reported by the mother to police in July, when the girls, who are now ages 14 and 16, told their mother about it, according to a criminal complaint.

According to the criminal complaint, the girls told police Kindred would touch them inappropriately and would force sexual acts on them.

Kindred was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Kindred denied the allegations and told police that the girls' mother must have put them up to it.

He told police he was a pastor with One Accord Ministries. He said the church does not have a building.

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