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Youth Pastor Faces Sex Charge

Posted November 5, 2007 11:05 a.m. EST
Updated June 11, 2009 7:53 p.m. EDT


Editor's Note: A Robeson County judge found Harold Dean Jacobs not guilty of the misdemeanor sexual battery charge in Jan. 2008.

A church youth director has been charged with sexual battery on a 14-year-old boy, authorities said.

Harold Dean Jacobs, 54, of 543 Hezekiah Road, was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. He was released on an unsecured bond and has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 16.

The charge is in connection with a February incident after a youth function at Prospect United Methodist Church, authorities said. The boy, now 15, isn't a member of the church, authorities said.