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Pastor commits suicide after being caught trying have sex with young child

By Mason White 5:04 PM June 29, 2016
David James Brown 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A pastor was found dead inside a storage unit in an apparent suicide, police said.

Pastor David James Brown, 46, of Indiana, was arrested after being accused of traveling from Jeffersonville to Frankfort, to try to have sex with a minor.

According to the state attorney’s office, Brown contacted a person he thought was a minor through the messaging application Kik.

However, he was actually in correspondence with an undercover officer of the Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber crimes unit.

When the pastor arrived at the predetermined location to meet the child for sex, he was arrested by police.

He was charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a sex offense.

Brown was released from the Franklin County jail on $10,000 bond.

Brown was the senior pastor at First Christian Church. He was placed on administrative leave after the arrest.

Two weeks after his arrest, the pastor’s body was found body in a Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia, Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department said.

The case is being investigated as a suicide, Pierce said. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office of Cobb County for an autopsy.