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Pastor Soulja may have more victims
By Jessica Miller, Standard-Examiner staff
Last updatedThursday, November 18, 2010 - 9:03pmStory Images

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ROY -- Police have identified four more possible victims of sexual misconduct by Aaron Witcher, a 38-year-old pastor from Roy.
Witcher, a Christian hip-hop singer also known as Pastor Soulja, was charged two weeks ago with eight counts of rape after a police investigation into allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

All four of the potential new victims are from the Salt Lake County area, said Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham.

The cases related to those girls will now be transferred to that area, where local law enforcement agencies will investigate and decide whether more charges should be filed against Witcher.

Whinham said Roy police have not had any other reports about improper sexual relationships in the Weber County area.

"We've had people call us with some kinds of information from a historic perspective," he said. "But there are not other victims in the Weber County area."

The Salt Lake County cases are alleged to have occurred three to five years ago, Whinham said.

Locally, Witcher is accused of a sexual relationship that began with a girl when she was 15. She was a member of Witcher's Roy church, Crosswalk Christian Training Center.

Both parties have admitted to having a sexual relationship. The girl said sexual encounters occurred between two and 20 times, as well as other sexual acts, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Witcher admitted to having sex with the girl at least a dozen times in several locations, including the victim's home, a storage unit in Roy, the Business Depot Ogden and Roy Municipal Park, according to the affidavit.

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