03/03/2014 04:37 pm ET Updated Mar 03, 2014

Pastor Accused Of Raping Woman With Mental Disability

Police collared a Louisiana pastor, accused of raping a woman who suffers from mental disabilities.

David "Scott" Lemley, 43, pastor of Baton Rouge's New Harmony Baptist Church, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated rape, The Advocate first reported.

The victim, a 20-year-old female, is described as having the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. Lemley allegedly conspired with the victim's father to have sex with her, according to arrest records.

The father -- who is not being named to protect the identity of the victim -- is suspected of telling his daughter to have sex with the pastor because the pastor's wife was ill and bed ridden. The father is in prison on multiple sex charges, including aggravated rape.

The woman told investigators that she and the pastor had sex on multiple occasions, despite saying that she didn't want to, according to KATC.

Lemley denied ever having sex with the woman when he was interviewed by police in late 2013. According to the warrant, he told investigators that the victim is "known for making up stories for no reason.”

The pastor agreed to take a lie detector test on Dec. 6 of last year, but never showed up, the warrant states.

Kim Lemley, the pastor's wife who also works at the church, denied the rape allegations.

“It's false charges,” she said.

Lemley is being held on $75,000 bail.



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