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Pastor admits to sexually assaulting teen

Police say he said he was depressed after recently losing his job at the United Baptist Church in Scranton.
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SCRANTON, Pa. — A pastor has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a teenager in Lackawanna County.

According to court paperwork, Gary Eaches of Scranton gave a 16-year-old girl alcohol and marijuana and then improperly touched her.

Police say they later responded to Eaches home after he was found depressed and suicidal.

Police say Eaches admitted to the assault and told officers he recently lost his job at United Baptist Church in Scranton.

Gary Eaches is locked up on $50,000 bail and faces assault and other charges.