St. George pastor accused of lewd act on minor released on bond

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - St. George, SC (WCSC) - A St. George pastor is behind bars after a 15-year-old girl claimed he touched her inappropriately.

Delbert Thigpen, 76, has been charged with committing a lewd act on a minor.

According to a spokesman for the St. George police department, the act happened after Thigpen offered to pay the girl and her friend to clean his house.

Thigpen is the pastor at St. George Pentecostal Holiness Church on Reed Street.

Police said Thigpen admitted to touching the girl. He was arrested, but released on a $25,000 bond Sunday.

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