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Pastor accused of abusing dog and having sex with a minor

Hyo Bin Im
San Ramon PD

A pastor in San Ramon, Calif., is facing multiple charges for allegedly abusing a dog and having sexual relations with a minor, reported Thursday's NBC Bay Area.

Last week, authorities arrested 33-year-old Hyo Bin Im, aka Pastor John; the man is facing several felony charges.

Im, who was a youth pastor at the Contra Costa Korean Presbyterian Church, is believed to have been allowing two runaway teens to reside at his home - investigators believe that Im was sexually involved with one of the young girls.

According to the New York Daily News, Im also claims to have founded a Christian non-profit organization designed to provide aid to widows, orphans and homeless individuals.

Im's troubles were compounded after investigators discovered a severely injured dog at his residence who was so wounded that euthanasia was necessary. The small dog was said to have multiple injuries, including a broken leg.

According to the district attorney's office, Im is charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, child concealment and animal cruelty; he was booked into Martinez Detention Facility, but has already been released.

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