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3. Pastor Mitch Olson

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Justine Morden, 19 (L), alleges that Pastor Mitch Olson (R) of Grace Ministry Center in Michigan sexually assaulted her during an anointing session at her home. |

Mitch Olson, senior pastor at Grace Ministry Center in Michigan, was accused of sexually assaulting a former parishioner during an unorthodox anointing session to cleanse her of sexual sins.

He contended that his hand might have slipped into her pants while anointing her with the holy oil. He did not face criminal charges because there was no state law under which his accuser could classify as a victim. Local politicians in Michigan are now working to criminalize clergy sexual misconduct during counseling sessions as a result of this case.

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