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Clearwater County pastor found guilty of criminal sexual conduct

BAGLEY - A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct with juvenile boys between 2009 and 2014.

BAGLEY - A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct with juvenile boys between 2009 and 2014.

Scott Morey, 43, of Shevlin, was arrested in January of 2015 and charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between 2009 and 2014. Morey was a pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Winger, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bejou and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McIntosh. Morey resigned as a pastor at the churches in December 2014 during the investigation.

Morey was convicted on seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree and three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, according to a release from the Clearwater County Attorney's Office. More was acquitted on one count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

After the verdict, District Court Judge Eric Schieferdecker revoked Morey's bail and placed him in custody of the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office. Schieferdecker also ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 25.

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