Missouri man wanted for child molestation arrested in New Orleans

George Spencer, 48
George Spencer, 48

New Orleans, La. - The FBI New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force arrests a suspect wanted in Jackson County, Missouri for multiple counts of child molestation and forcible sodomy.

A spokesperson for the FBI New Orleans office says the arrest was made in coordination with the Kansas City FBI, stemming from information provided by the Missouri-based field office.

A warrant was issued out of Jackson County, Missouri for 48 year-old George Spencer on February 25th charging him with multiple counts of Child Molestation and Forcible Sodomy of a Child.

Spencer was arrested at a residence in the 4600 block of Viola Street without incident.

Police say Spencer worked as an associate pastor at the Greater Works CME Church in Kansas City, where it is alleged he attacked a young girl in February 2012.

Spencer was booked into Orleans Parish Prison and is awaiting extradition back to Kansas City, where he will be formally charged.