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Former Independence pastor charged in Wisconsin

Posted at 7:52 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 09:39:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former pastor at a church in Independence, Missouri is facing child enticement charges in Wisconsin.

The Marathon County, Wisconsin District Attorney late last week charged Scott Patschke, 53, with one count of child enticement – sexual contact.

Patschke had formerly been a pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Independence.

Local news reports say prosecutors allege Patschke wanted to exchange sexually explicit photographs with a 15-year-old boy.

Patschke was jailed on a $10,000 bond. He posted the first portion of the bond and was released on Friday. He is prohibited from using the internet as a condition of his bond.

He’s set to appear in court on the charges on Oct. 2.