Affidavit: Wife Present When Maine Youth Minister Abused Child

Court documents indicated a youth minister's wife was present when he allegedly sexually abused a girl.

Lucas Savage, who made his first court appearance on Monday, is charged with unlawful sexual contact of a child under the age of 12.

Police say the abuse happened in Savage's home in Clinton, Maine.

WCSH-TV reports that an affidavit indicates his wife was sometimes in the room when Savage inappropriately touched his victim. The document mentioned the possibility of other victims, as well. The couple and a lawyer who has represented Savage did not immediately return telephone messages.

Savage, who was arrested in March, is a former co-director of Youth Haven Ministry in Canaan. He did not enter a plea and will return to court in July.

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