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Pastor arrested after raping 13-year-old girl inside church kitchen

By Mason White 12:43 PM May 6, 2014
Tyrone Banks 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A pastor was arrested and charged with child rape after allegedly having sex with a young girl inside a church, police in Alabama said.

Jefferson County Police said that they arrested the 58-year-old man because he raped the 13-year-old girl in the church’s kitchen.

On Monday, police identified the pastor as Tyrone Banks of Pleasant Grove. Banks was charged with rape by force and first-degree sodomy.

According to the initial police investigation, the sexual assault came to light after the mother of the victim filed a complaint with police. Police launched their investigation and they learned that the 13-year-old girl spent the night with Banks, who is a family friend.

Banks took her to a church near Hueytown, where it is said to be an associate pastor. He had the key to the church and took her into the kitchen, where he sexually assaulted her.

After the assault, he took her back home. The girl immediately told her mother what happened. He was arrested on Friday, and released from jail on Sunday, after posting $120,000 bail..