Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pastor charged
Marion Pastor Faces Sex Abuse Charges
Deputies: Girl's Mother Reports Youth Pastor
POSTED: 5:30 am EST November 22, 2010
UPDATED: 6:18 am EST November 22, 2010
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Comments (6)WINTER PARK, Fla. -- A 17-year-old girl's mother reported her youth pastor for an inappropriate relationship the two were having, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Robida sexually abused a 17-year-old girl, according to deputies in Marion County.

Deputies arrested 33-year-old Daniel Robida and charged him with sexual battery.

Robida is accused of having a sexual relationship with the 17-year-old girl. Deputies said the relationship was consensual.

Robida, a youth pastor at Harvest Community Church in Summerfield, is married and has three children.

The church released a statement in response to the allegations.

"We are saddened by the recent events and are praying for all parties concerned," read the statement.

Deputies said the two met at the church.

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