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Andrew Dickson, the youth pastor for Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri, was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of statutory sodomy. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Dickson admitted fondling and having oral sex with a minor.
Dickson was immediately fired from the church and his name has been scrubbed from the church’s website. According to an archived copy of Central Presbyterian’s website, Dickson’s official title was director, student ministry. The church is an Evangelical congregation affiliated with Evangelical Presbyterian Churches.