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Former Lexington Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former pastor at St Luke's United Methodist Church is accused of sexually abusing two juveniles. 

According to an arrest citation, Reid Buchanan is facing charges of sexually abusing two juveniles. 

The report details accounts of fondling and sexual abuse beginning in 2016. Another victim testified that she had been abused from the time she was in third grade until April of this year when she and Buchanan were on a mission trip to Nicaragua.

When Buchanan learned of the charges, police say he obtained an attorney and invoked his right to remain silent. He was arrested Wednesday night and was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center where he is facing two counts of sexual abuse, one against a child under 12-years-old.

St. Luke's tell LEX 18 that Buchanan is no longer on staff and directed further comment to the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church said that Buchanan was the former Director of Missions at St. Luke's which is a part-time position. He was hired in July 2016 and was suspended on July 23, 2017, however, he had already submitted his resignation on July 20. 

On Thursday, Reid Buchanan made his first court appearance. His attorney was not present. He is scheduled to be back in court on November 3 at 8:30 a.m.

He's to have no contact with the alleged victims. 

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