Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Pastor and His Wife Face Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Pastor and His Wife Face Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

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B.C. pastor, wife charged with sexual assault

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SURREY, B.C. - Police say a pastor from a church in Surrey, B.C., and his wife are facing more than a dozen charges including sexual assault.

RCMP say the alleged assaults occurred between 2015 and 2017 and involve a pastor from the Cloverdale Christian Fellowship Church.

Police say 34-year-old Samuel Emerson has been charged with 13 counts of sexual assault, 11 counts of being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose, and one count of sexual touching of a person under the age of 16.

They say the man's wife, 37-year-old Madelaine Emerson, has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and threats to cause death or bodily harm, and one count of being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose. …

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