HARLAN, Ky. (AP) -- The trial is beginning for a former eastern Kentucky pastor facing counts of rape and other charges involving a girl younger than 14.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports the proceedings against 38-year-old Jeremy Caraway were scheduled to begin Tuesday in Harlan Circuit Court.
Caraway is the former pastor of Loyall Church of God in Harlan County. He is charged with rape, sodomy, sex abuse, unlawful transaction with a minor and use of an electronic communications
system to procure a minor for a sexual offense.
Police say the girl attended Caraway's church at the time of the alleged incidents in 2011.
Caraway has steadfastly denied the charges.