September 23, 2019
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Canaan youth pastor accused of sexually abusing young girl

Kennebec County Jail | BDN
Kennebec County Jail | BDN
Lucas Savage

CANAAN, Maine — A youth pastor at Youth Haven Ministries in Canaan was arrested Friday and charged with unlawful sexual contact involving a young girl.

Lucas Savage, 37, of Clinton was arrested Friday evening in Mercer and taken to the Kennebec County Jail, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police allege the abuse took place at Savage’s home in Clinton. State police have been investigating the allegations for the past month, according to the release. They do not yet know if there were more victims, McCausland said, and the investigation will remain open.

Anyone with information about the case should contact Maine State Police in Augusta at 452-4664.

To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.


Correction: Because of erroneous information provided by Maine State Police, an earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated Lucas Savage was a youth pastor at Canaan Calvary Church.

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