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Former Church Leader Arraigned On 15 Sexual Abuse Charges

(Eugene, OR)  --  A former church leader in Eugene is facing more than a dozen charges of sexual abuse, and police believe he may have had additional victims.  The Eugene Police Department says 40-year-old Edward Samuel Thompson was arraigned yesterday on five counts of first-degree rape, five counts of first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  The charges stem from a case involving a child younger than the age of 12.  Thompson was serving as a music ministry leader at Christ Fellowship Church at the time of his arrest.

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