Thursday, November 03, 2005


Minister Arrested In Sex Sting

Dayton, Ohio - A central Ohio minister is accused of setting up a date for sex with someone he thought was a teenage girl, but the "teen" was actually an undercover detective.

Investigators say the man traveled from Milford Center in Union County to Fairborn, near Dayton, and that's where he was arrested.

Minister Roy Burton is pastor of a small church in Milford Center. He is charged with importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Police say over a five-day period, the 55-year-old Burton chatted online with someone who he thought was a 15-year-old girl. The teen was actually an undercover detective with Fairborn police.

They say Burton solicited sex from the "teen" and made arrangements to meet her in Fairborn. When he arrived, he was arrested by police.

Police say Burton is cooperating with them.

Burton has been a minister since 1983, and is married with three children.

See also, the never-ending chronicle of church-related crime.

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