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Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Dan Syrcle Arrested on Prostitution Charges

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Dan Syrcle, pastor of First Salem Church in Wichita, Kansas,  was arrested yesterday on “suspicion of purchasing sexual relations and official misconduct.”
The Wichita Eagle reports:

A volunteer chaplain for the Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office was arrested during a prostitution investigation.

Daniel Lee Syrcle, 53, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of purchasing sexual relations and official misconduct, police Deputy Chief Jose Salcido and sheriff’s Col. Greg Pollock said in a prepared statement on Friday.

Syrcle has been terminated from both assignments, the statement said. He was an unpaid, volunteer chaplain.

The Wichita police VICE section was conducting a prostitution investigation when it discovered Syrcle’s involvement, the statement said.

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    Wendy Ev.

    I know this pastor. Have spent time in many meetings with him. I started to be wary of him in one meeting when he commented regarding the feral cat problem in the neighborhood that it would be funny to “just put out a bowl of antifreeze.”

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