The former pastor of an Indiana megachurch is under investigation for having sex with a member of the church when she was only 16, according to USA Today.
Jack Schaap, 54, was dismissed as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond after he admitted having a relationship with the teenage girl, who is now 17. He had been employed by the fundamentalist church for nearly 30 years.
Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident to uncover whether Schaap took the girl across state lines to Illinois when she was 16. The age of consent in Indiana is 16, but in Illinois it is 17.