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North Carolina pastor accused of raping teenage girls

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Edgar Damian-Nicholas, 37, of Teachey

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina pastor is accused of raping teen girls.

WITN reported that Edgar Damian-Nicholas, 37, of Teachey, has been charged with multiple sex counts, including statutory rape of teen girls.

The suspect is a pastor at Pentecostal Holiness church in Wallace. His alleged victims are two girls, ages 14 and 15.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said he victimized one girl for several years. The other, for the past year.

The suspect was jailed under a $500,000 bond. He has court next month.