Former pastor Peter Pilger was arraigned on Friday, July 18, 2008, on charges of rape and kidnapping a girl over a period of the past six years. During this time he pastored several Lutheran churches in Martins Ferry, Massillon, and New Albany, Ohio. He was arrested July 2 and has been held in a Stark County jail since that time.
Pilger was terminated by the Northeast Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church last week so he is no longer a pastor.
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