Local youth pastor arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with teen girl

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A youth pastor at the Anchor Church in Texarkana is in the Miller County jail on charges of sexual assault involving a teen church member.

David Farren, 41, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on three charges of first degree sexual assault, according to officials. Farren’s alleged misconduct with the girl occurred when she was 16 and 17 years of age.

Farren is expected to make an initial court appearance before a Miller County judge sometime Thursday. Bail is expected to be set at that time.

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Each of the three counts of first degree sexual assault for which Farren was arrested Wednesday is punishable by six to 30 years in prison.

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