Former Elon Youth Pastor Charged With Sex Crimes

ELON, N.C. -- A youth pastor who worked at a church in Elon is facing child sex charges.

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Michael Wayne Light on Monday. He's charged with three counts of felony Statutory Rape and eight counts of felony Statutory Sex Offense.

Investigators say the charges stem from 2005 to 2007 while Light worked as a youth pastor at Straight Way Baptist Church in Elon, N.C. The victim told investigators she sent an email to the pastor of a church in Tennessee where Light was working as a student pastor. The pastor of the church in Tennessee then contacted the Alamance County Sheriff's Office.

Light is in jail under a $200,000 bond.


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