Pastor Accused in Child Rape Case

JANUARY 20, 2006 -- An area pastor is accused of having sexual relations with a minor in Duplin County.

Thomas Lindell Robinson of Clinton is accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl who attends his church's day care after school.

Robinson has been charged with first degree child rape. The girl he is accused of raping is more than eight months pregnant. His bond has been set at $1 million.

The day care, which is operated by Robinson's wife, has been shut down by the state.