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Former minister facing hundreds of sex abuse charges

He's facing nearly three hundred charges of sex abuse and sodomy.

Georgetown Police arrested 58-year-old Currie Pat Clark, Jr. Wednesday night.

Police say the crimes involved a child. We've also learned Clark used to be a minister at a Georgetown church, and was even involved in a community outreach group.

Georgetown Police say they spent five months gathering evidence against Clark.

He's now facing 296 counts of sodomy and sex abuse, all of the charges coming from one victim.

Detectives interviewed the victim, a young man, numerous times, and documented each count of sodomy he could remember.

Police say the first count comes from September 2006, when the victim was 12 years old.

The last recorded count was two years later, in 2008.

Within those two years, police say Clark sexually abused the boy nearly 300 times.

"It's pretty astounding," Georgetown Police Lt. Robert Swanigan said. "It's a very large number, it's a very serious case. In my 18 years, I don't think I've ever seen one with that many events."

People working at the Amen House, a community outreach organization in Georgetown, told us Clark volunteered with them while he was a minister at First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown.

Amen House volunteers say they find the charges against Clark hard to believe.

They say he did a good job for them passing out food and clothing to those less fortunate.

Police say the victim is not related to Clark, just an acquaintance.

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