By: Tanya Clark WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A pastor who owned a pizza shop, is being accused of sexually assaulting young girls and producing child porn, according to police in Missouri.
Federal prosecutors in St. Louis, said that 47-year-old Loren Copp was charged in a criminal complaint, alleging that he produced child pornography.
According to the affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, Copp owned and operated a business at 4601 Morganford Road, St. Louis, known as "Dojo Pizza."
He was also a pastor for children.
After multiple complaints that minor females were living in the pizza shop, law enforcement obtained state and federal search warrants, which were executed and multiple types of digital media were seized and analyzed.
They were found to contain child pornography and Copp was seen having sex with minor girls.
If convicted, production of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Copp was also charged with using interstate facilities to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity. and transmitting information about a minor with the intent to encourage sexual activity.
According to police, Copp sent two women to try to convince minor girls to expose their breasts for him. Copp undressed at least five underage girls, and took photos of them.
The photos showed Copp having sex with the minors. Copp denied all the allegations and pleaded not guilty to all the charges.