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Youth Minister Charged With Sexually Abusing a Child


A Big Spring youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a young girl. 70-year-old Samuel Lee Lyte was arrested on October 22nd.

Lyte is accused of sexually abusing a girl under the age of 14 on multiple occasions.

Few other details have been released on the incident Lyte was arrested for.

Lyte was reportedly working as a youth minister at the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Big Spring at the time of his arrest.

It's unclear if Lyte knew his alleged victim from his work in churches.

Now, Lyte is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, indecency with a child with sexual contact and tampering with evidence.

As of Monday evening, Lyte was being held in the Howard County Detention Center on $23,300 bond.