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Charges: Self-Proclaimed Pastor Raped 2 Girls For Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A self-proclaimed pastor is charged with raping two girls for many years, from the time when one was 6 years old and continuing into her early teens, court documents show.

Sixty-one-year-old Jacoby Kindred, of Maplewood, faces two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted of both charges, he could face a sentence of 60 years in prison and/or an $80,000 fine.

A criminal complaint states that Kindred knew the girls – the oldest of which is now 16; the younger, 14 -- since they were very young.

Police became aware of the abuse over the summer after the younger girl's mother found a letter the girl had written describing sex acts with Kindred. When talking with authorities in August, the 14-year-old cried, saying the abuse started about eight years earlier and continued until she was 13.

In early September, officials interviewed the older girl. She said the abuse started when she was 6 years old and only stopped once she ran away earlier this year. She said Kindred would bring religion into the abuse, telling her "the devil was inside her and he could take the demons out."

When talking with police in August, Kindred said he was the pastor of One Accord Ministries. After being told the girls reported inappropriate behavior on his part, he said the girls were coerced into making accusations.

The complaint states Kindred walked out of the interview saying: "Get your warrants, do what you gotta do … You weren't there. Nobody was there."

A warrant is out for Kindred's arrest.

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