Pastor arrested on child sex charges

Bio says pastor married with 5 children

ORLANDO, Fla. - A local pastor was arrested on more than a dozen sex charges involving children.

Orange County deputies said David Downs, 54, is a pastor at a local church. Investigators would not say if all the charged involve one child or more.

Downs is facing two charges of sexual battery of a child under 12 and 13 charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12.

A YouTube video from last year shows Downs delivering a sermon at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chuluota. Neighbors said Downs was the founder of that church but for unknown reasons left a few months ago.

On one of his bio pages from 2011, it lists him married to his wife of 30 years with five children.

Orange County Jail officials said Downs has been listed as a violent offender and has no bond.

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