MASONTOWN, Pa. - A southwestern Pennsylvania pastor denies trying to inappropriately touch a 12-year-old girl in his congregation, but was ordered to stand trial after she testified.
Sixty-six-year-old Ray Scott Teets is also charged with interfering with custody of children and other crimes because Fayette County prosecutors say he repeatedly tried to get the girl's mother to allow him to supervise the girl and her siblings by himself.
The girl testified Tuesday that Teets tried to touch her private parts, but she would slap him and say, "No." Prosecutors say surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera also showed Teets taking the girl behind a storage shed for some of the encounters.
The pastor of Fallen Timbers Community Chapel in Springhill Township says the girl made up the allegations or had them "planted" in her head by someone.