Metro-East News

St. Louis pastor charged with statutory rape

A St. Louis church pastor, Ronald P. Ewing, was charged Monday with three counts of statutory rape, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The 59-year-old Jennings man allegedly had sex with a teenager at three city motels last year, according to the newspaper. Court documents state the pastor met the teenager at church.

His bail was set at $75,000 and Ewing was not in custody as of Monday, the Post-Dispatch reported.