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*A youth minister in Coral Springs, Florida has been arrested and charged with child molestation.

According to the Sun Sentinel, police charged Russell Dion Lewis, 28, with custodial battery and 10 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Lewis was held Sunday in the Broward County jail on $20,000 bond.

Lewis also was fired from his position as assistant music and youth minister. David Hughes, senior pastor at Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, spoke from the pulpit last Sunday about the arrest.

“A kid cannot give consent. We are all about forgiving,” Hughes told the congregation. “But when it comes to our children, we’re pretty hard-nosed around here.”

There’s no word on whether Lewis has claimed innocence or guilt. Lewis was hired about two years ago when he moved to Florida from Hobbs, N.M.

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