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Wilson Pastor Arrested On Sex-Related Charges Involving Minors

Posted September 22, 2005

— A Wilson County pastor was arrested Wednesday night on a number of charges ranging from statutory rape to assault.

Authorities say Nathaniel Rasberry, 36, of Kenly, repeatedly sexually assaulted two women, now ages 19 and 25, over a period of several years.

Rasberry, a pastor of World Vision Outreach Center, had been on the run since August when the Wilson County Sheriff's Office issued warrants for his arrest. Those warrants include charges of child incest, parental sex offense, statutory rape, felony child abuse, assault and inflicting serious injury.

He is now in jail at the Wilson County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

Rasperry's wife, Katie, was also arrested on charges of obstructing and delaying an officer in the line of duty. She is being held under a $2,000 bond.


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