Colorado pastor, 22, arrested for having sex with 14-year-old girl, admits to being father of her child

By Associated Press and Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com

Romello Leach (pictured), 22, allegedly admitted to the crime during a recorded phone callA Colorado pastor accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl admitted to fathering a child with the teenager after he was arrested.

According to El Paso County arrest documents, the girl became pregnant and gave birth to a child which 22-year-old Romello Leach told investigators was his.

Authorities say Leach is associated with several churches that met at a Colorado Springs hotel, according to The Gazette. 

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began investigating him in May after getting a tip from the pregnancy center where the girl and her mother sought help.

The teenager mother gave birth to the child on Sept. 15, shortly after she turned 15.

According to court documents, the teenage girl did not mention the pregnancy to anyone until her noticed her ‘larger belly’ in May.

Authorities say Leach is associated with several churches that met at a Colorado Springs hotel 

Authorities say Leach, recorded during a phone call with his ex-wife, admitted his actions were wrong but said that he was ‘full of lust’ at the time.

Leach reportedly tells his former wife that he ‘knows he had made the worst mistake,’ an affidavit in the case states.

‘It’s not like (I) will go around and sleep with everybody’s 13 or 14-year-daughter,’  he adds.

Leach was arrested Wednesday multiple counts of sexual assault on a child and is being held in jail

In an separate conversation with an unidentified person, Leach admits to having sex with the underage girl on at least four different occasion and acknowledges being the baby’s father.

Leach was arrested Wednesday multiple counts of sexual assault on a child and is being held in jail. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.

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