A Houston-area pastor charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a church in Minnesota has ties to the Pittsburgh area. 

Paul Cain, 65, is charged with sexual abuse of a child and sexual assault of a child. His bond has been set for $200,000.

According to Harris County deputies, an investigation into 65-year-old Paul Cain was reported in June following the teenager’s outcry of abuse. Investigators found evidence that Cain sent multiple sexually explicit messages to the victim’s phone and sexually assaulted her multiple times in 2018.

Cain served nearly two decades as the pastor of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church.

Anyone with information about this case or any other instance of child abuse is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Unit at 713-830-3250.

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