Maplewood man, 61, is charged with raping two girls for years

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 11, 2013 - 11:13 PM

A Maplewood man who told police that he was a pastor was charged Wednesday with raping two girls from the ages of 6 and 7 into their teens.

Jacoby Kindred, 61, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the complaint:

Kindred knew the sisters well and began abusing them when they were 6 and about 7. The girls, now in their teens, came forward about the abuse when a family member discovered a note one of the girls had written about the abuse.

Kindred touched the girls inappropriately, kissed them and raped them, the charges said. The abuse occurred at his homes in Maplewood and St. Paul and a store parking lot.

One of the girls told police that Kindred told her the devil was inside her and that he could remove the demons, the complaint said.

When police interviewed Kindred in August he told them that he was a pastor with One Accord Ministries. Kindred denied the allegations.

“He then terminated the interview and stated, ‘And I’m gone,’ ” the complaint said. “He stated, ‘Get your warrants, do what you gotta do, no DNA, none of that.’ He then left the interview stating, ‘You weren’t there, nobody was there!’ ”

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