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North Jackson pastor accused of raping homeless woman

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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio - A North Jackson pastor is behind bars for allegedly raping a homeless woman.

Police said the assault happened while the 20-year-old victim was staying at the church which provides shelter for the homeless.

According to police, Ronald Pyles, Jr., the pastor of Victory Harvest Ministries, turned himself in Wednesday afternoon on two counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

Jackson Township Police Chief Kenneth Frost said the victim reported she was assaulted at the church, which is also listed as Pyles' address, between October of 2010 and March of 2011.

Officers ask anyone else who may have been a victim, to call the department at (330) 538-3093.

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