BATON ROUGE, LA – The pastor of a church has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally disabled woman; and it gets worse. Authorities say the woman had sex with the pastor at her father’s request.
According to an arrest warrant, 43-year-old David Scott Lemley is accused of having sex with a 20-year-old woman “with the medical documentation mental capacity of a 7-year-old” after the woman’s father told her to because the pastor’s wife had been ill and bedridden.
The woman told sheriff’s investigators she had sex with Lemley on several occasions, even though she didn’t want to.
Lemley is the pastor of New Harmony Baptist Church. No church for him last weekend; he was booked Saturday on one count of aggravated rape.
As for the woman’s father, he was arrested in November and remains in prison on a variety of sex counts, including aggravated rape.
His name is being withheld to protect his daughter’s identity.