A preacher from Calloway County has been charged with sexually abusing a boy.
State police said they arrested Robert Meredith, 50, on Tuesday afternoon, after the boy's parents contacted them, saying that Meredith, the minister at Green Plain Church of Christ, had abused the child Monday evening.
State police began an investigation that included an interview with Meredith, according to a news release.
He was arrested and taken to the Calloway County Jail on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.
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Meredith has worked at Green Plain Church of Christ since January 2006, according to the church's Web site.
He has been a preacher since 1992 and worked at churches in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee before coming to Kentucky, according to the site.