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Charlotte pastor charged with sex crimes against children, police say


A local pastor convicted of child sex offenses in 2014 was arrested Friday on new charges after other victims came forward, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Robert “Bobby” Price, 56, was arrested Friday morning. Price is currently an associate pastor at Camino Church in Charlotte, police said.

In 2014, Price was convicted of indecent liberties with a child. Police said Price was a youth pastor at King’s Way Baptist Church in Concord at that time.

He was convicted and served 16 months in prison.

The new charges against Price — 13 counts of indecent liberties with a minor and one count of statutory sexual offense — were brought after additional victims came forward to police, CMPD announced Friday.

Robert Price.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Robert Price.

According to CMPD, at least three men, who were between the ages of 9 and 15 at the time, told police that Price touched them inappropriately multiple times from 2001 to 2011. They said the incidents took place in Price’s vehicle while they were driven to and from church.

CMPD is asking for anyone with information to call 704-336-7495.

Camino Church did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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Kenny is a Maryland native who began his career in media as a sportswriter at Tuskegee University, covering SIAC sports working for the athletic department and as a sports correspondent for the Tuskegee Campus Digest. Following his time at Tuskegee, he was accepted to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program as a Marketing Intern for The NASCAR Foundation in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2017.