Former Youth Minister Accused Of Preying On Teen Girl

A former Northern Kentucky youth minister is accused of luring a Madison County teenager who he met on online. Police say Tim Richerson, 39, of Green County met a 14-year old Richmond girl on Myspace and traveled to Central Kentucky several times to see her.

Detectives caught him after the girl's mother found out about the relationship. The mother says her daughter was chatting with Richerson 10 to 12 times a day.

Investigators say the former Campbellsville youth minister was posing as a 16 year old on his Myspace account. The victim's mother says eventually he revealed his age. She says Richerson had planned to take her daughter's virginity on her 15th birthday. The mother says the two did have several secret meetings where they did have sexual contact but never intercourse.

Richerson is charged with using an electronic communication system to procure a minor. He's being held on 10-thousand dollars bond.

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