Maine State Police have arrested the youth pastor affiliated with a Canaan church and charged him with sexual abuse of a young girl.

Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland says detectives have charged 37- year-old Lucas Savage of Clinton with unlawful sexual contact.

Savage is the pastor for Youth Haven Ministries in Canaan, part of the Canaan Calvary Church, and was arrested Friday evening in Mercer and taken to the Kennebec County Jail.  Savage also has a woodworking business in Clinton.

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Detectives said the abuse took place at Savage’s home on Mutton Lane in Clinton.

State Police have been investigating the allegations for the past month.

Detectives do not know if there are additional victims and their investigation will remain open.

Anyone with information about the case should contact State Police in Augusta at 1-800-452-4664.