(CLEVELAND.COM) — CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland pastor is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl at an East Side motel after the girl ran away from school.
David Mathis, the pastor of the former Courts of Praise Church in Collinwood, is charged with rape. He is jailed on $50,000 bond after his first court appearance on Monday.
Mathis has been the pastor the church since the 1990s, according to court records and filings with the Ohio Secretary of State. The church was located in Cleveland Heights until 2007, when Mathis moved it to a building in the 700 block of East 159th Street, according to state filings.
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