Canadian Pastor Targeted MI Teen On Social Media, Picked Her Up From School to Go to Motel for Sex

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A Canadian now-former pastor has been charged over allegations that in 2013 he lured a Michigan teen over social media, ultimately picking her up from her high school to take her to a motel room where she performed sex acts on him.

Timothy Raymond Milley, 63, was a minister at Cataraqui Church in Deseronto, Ontario when he first made contact with a 15-year-old girl online using an alias according to authorities, as reported by WDIV Click on Detroit.

Late February, the accused sex offender was extradited from Canada and is now facing one count of traveling in foreign commerce to have sex with a minor.

And the story told by officials and court records is certainly every parent’s worst nightmare.

It all began on social media, where Milley allegedly targeted the teen.

Officials say he began communicating with her frequently through a messaging app and discussed sex with her often and instructed her to produce explicit photographs of herself, referred to by advocates for online child sexual abuse victims as “Self-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Material” (SG-CSAM), which she sent to him.

Over the last few years, there has been an unsettling rise in the number of children as young as 9 who share SG-CSAM online, meaning that, sickeningly, children are themselves increasingly contributing to the availability of child abuse content on the internet, subjecting themselves to re-victimization each time the images change hands digitally.

On June 20, 2013, Milley traveled to a town in Michigan where the girl’s high school was located, picked her up, and took her to a nearby motel to abuse her.

The following day, he returned home and topped communicating with the teen.

In 2020, the young woman learned that Milley had been arrested for luring a child in Canada, which prompted her to reach out to authorities to tell them what had happened to her as a teen.

Milley left his pastoral position in 2019.

“I commend this victim for coming forward after these many years to disclose the abuse she suffered,” said United States Attorney Dawn Ison. “Our office supports victims of sexual abuse and encourages victims to contact law enforcement, regardless of whether the abuse was recent or in the past.”

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