North Carolina pastor charged with more than 100 sex crimes

A North Carolina pastor has been charged with more than 100 felony sex offenses involving three children, authorities said.

News outlets reported Tuesday that Rodney Luffman, 58, was arrested without incident at his home last week in eastern Wilkes County, according to the sheriff’s office. A church website said he is a pastor at Open Arms Outreach Ministries in Elkin.

Luffman is accused of abusing three victims beginning about 20 years ago, when they ranged in age from 4 to 15 years old, Det. Amanda Boyd with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets. She said investigators determined the crimes continued for 15 years.

Luffman remains in jail on a $1 million bond. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf. A phone call and a message to a phone number and an email listed for Luffman on the church’s website were not immediately returned.