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story.lead_photo.caption Wesley Logan Photo by Submitted to the Texarkana Gazette / Texarkana Gazette.

TEXARKANA, Texas — A local pastor accused of sexually abusing a young girl for years is expected to appear before a judge in Bowie County later this month.

Logan Wesley III was taken into custody last month by Texarkana, Texas, police on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. The offense is punishable by 25 to 99 years or life in prison and there is no parole from any sentence imposed.

Wesley, 56, allegedly began molesting the girl when she was 12 and continued to sexually abuse her for many years. The alleged victim, who is now 38, reported the alleged abuse to investigators in mid-November. The alleged victim reported that she was not believed when she made outcries about the abuse as a child because of Wesley's status as a pastor.

The woman reported that she provided a recording of a phone call between her and Wesley to investigators. Wesley allegedly confessed to and apologized for the abuse on the call.

According to a Nov. 20 press statement from Texarkana, Texas, police, Wesley is suspected of preying on other young girls as well.

Wesley's case has been assigned to 202nd District Judge John Tidwell. He is set to appear before Tidwell for a pre-indictment hearing Dec. 16.

Logan is currently free on a $100,000 bond. Conditions of bond include a GPS monitor, house arrest, no contact with the alleged victim and weekly reporting to pretrial authorities in Bowie County.

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