By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 49-year-old Twin Cities pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Brooklyn Park police say Robert McKenzie abused a 17-year-old girl inside a home earlier this month.

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Robert McKenzie (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

According to court papers, McKenzie admitted to touching the victim inappropriately, saying he “had a perverted thought.”

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McKenzie is the co-founder of Word of Faith Ministries, which according to its website, holds services at a hotel in St. Louis Park.

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He faces two charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and could serve up to 30 years in prison.