Former associate Pastor charged with sexual assault

A former associate Pastor has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation for complaints dating back nearly a decade.

RCMP say the investigation began in August of last year, adding that the female victim was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged offence in 2008.

Police say 38-year-old Michael Oliver Fisher of Antigonish was an associate Pastor in Upper Hammonds Plains at the time, and has since been involved with youth through his work in other parts of Nova Scotia.

Fisher is due in Halifax Provincial Court on July 25th.