Youth minister arrested for sex with minor

A youth minister at a Grand Rapids-area church has been arrested for sexual contact with a minor.
Sep 8, 2012


Matthew Abid, 30, has been charged for an incident that happened with a 15-year-old girl while he was a youth minister at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Alpine Township.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department said the incident happened last fall and continued after the girl turned 16. The girl was not a member of the church, but attended the weekly youth group, police said.

Abid has been charged with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Investigators said Holy Trinity Church and the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids are aware of the allegations and are fully cooperating with the investigation. Police said they do not believe there are any other victims.


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