York pastor accused of sexually abusing teen

March 7, 2014 

— A York pastor convicted of sex offenses in North Carolina is accused of sexually abusing a teen who attended his churches in South Carolina.

Investigators have warrants charging Cory Dean Moses, 38, with charges including assault and battery, criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing or attempting a lewd act.

Moses was a pastor of New Mount Zion Church and at Redeemed Christian Ministry. Authorities say the abuse began when the teen was 14 years old and continued until she was 19.

The teen says Moses told her she had “filled out nicely,” touched her inappropriately several times and exposed himself to her, according to a York police report.

Moses left both churches earlier this year. He lives in Charlotte, N.C., and police are in the process of bringing him to South Carolina. A working phone number for him could not be found.

In 2003, Moses was convicted of indecent liberties in Gastonia, N.C., for sexually abusing two teenage girls while he was a pastor at Faith Chapel Fire Baptized Holiness Church. That offense placed him on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, and he served nearly two years in prison.

Moses’ name is not on South Carolina’s registry, and authorities said Moses could be further penalized if he did not properly register with authorities in this state.

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