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Youth Minister's Sex-Assault Trial Begins

Near-northside minister accused of assaulting teenager during overnight event


A jury is hearing evidence against an Indianapolis youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in his congregation.

Tyree Coleman faces five counts of deviate conduct, sexual misconduct, sexual battery and child solicitation. He's accused of assaulting the boy during an overnight program at Temple of Refuge Church.

Coleman faces six to 54 years in prison if convicted. The jury should begin deliberations on Tuesday.

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