Pastor at Come Alive Church accused of juvenile sex crimes
By Jim Walsh, December 7, 2017, NJ Courier-Post
MEDFORD - A 74-year-old pastor active in promoting Christian music festivals is accused of sexually assaulting four minors here over a 16-year period, authorities said Thursday.
Harry L. Thomas, who preached at Come Alive Church in Medford, allegedly assaulted his victims between 1999 and 2015, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
It did not name the victims or describe their relationship with Thomas, a Medford resident who played a prominent role in a sensational child-abuse case more than a decade ago.
The prosecutor's office asked anyone "who may have experienced inappropriate contact" with Thomas to . . .
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