In Duplin County, a pastor is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, who authorities say is pregnant. The Duplin County Sheriff's Department arrested Pastor Thomas Lindell Robinson of New Life Christian Center on charges of first degree rape and taking indecent liberties with the girl. Sheriff Blake Wallace says the young girl stayed at the church's daycare facility in the afternoons and that's where lawmen say the rape occurred. Authorities say the child's pregnancy is what sparked the investigation. Since the arrest, the state's Department of Health and Human Services has shut down the church's daycare facility.
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