South Florida Pastor Accused of Molesting 15-Year-Old Boy

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A South Florida pastor has been arrested after police say he molested a 15-year-old boy at the teen’s home.

Maurice Dave Lyn, 44, was arrested Tuesday on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct, according to a Coral Springs Police arrest report.

Lyn, originally from Jamaica, came to the U.S. in 2002 and is the senior pastor at Deerfield Beach Ministries, according to their website.

According to the arrest report, the teen said Lyn picked him up at his home on August 6, promising he would help the boy get school supplies. Lyn took the boy to get lunch and then drove him back to the boy’s home, where he lives with his mother.

Lyn asked the boy if anyone else was home, and the boy told him he was home alone, the report said. That’s when the boy said Lyn pinned him up against a counter and started kissing him, the report said.

The boy said he froze, and Lyn started fondling him, then stopped and said he had to leave, the report said. Lyn told the boy he’d perform a sex act on him the next time he sees him, the report said.

According to the report, the boy’s mother later recorded a conversation she had with Lyn, where she confronted him about the incident. Lyn told her he was “praying and fasting for forgiveness,” the report said.

Lyn was arrested and booked into jail, where he was being held on $75,000 bond Wednesday, records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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