A youth pastor for a Lancaster Township church had sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl who was a member of his youth group, police charged.

Aaron Edwin Springer, 27, of the 600 block of Wyncroft Lane, was a youth pastor at First Assembly of God, 1025 Columbia Ave., Manheim Township police Det. Robert J. Beck Jr. said in a criminal complaint.

Between November 2011 and July 2012, Springer had sex with a 16-year-old girl about 10 times at the church or in his vehicle on the property.

On Dec. 1, Springer met with police and admitted to the incidents, the complaint states.

Police on Feb. 28 charged Springer with one count of corruption of minors.

He was sent a summons to appear for a March 22 court hearing before District Judge Mary Sponaugle, a judge's spokeswoman said.

A woman who answered the phone at the church on Wednesday said the church had no comment on the matter.


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