Palm Bay pastor, dojo owner accused of having sex with minors he met at church

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A pastor in Palm Bay was arrested on Wednesday after police said he had sexual relations with at least two young girls he met through his church.

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Roberson Douge, 42, of the “Apostolic Church of Christ” was incarcerated in Brevard County Jail on 10 separate counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a victim over the age of 12 and under 16, and 10 other counts of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.

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According to Douge’s arrest report, it was only after one of the victims confided in the other about the abuse that they both decided to file a police report.

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One of the victims told detectives that Douge had sex with her several times in his car when he was going to drive her home.

The second victim told police she knew Douge both through church and from his work at his dojo, “Tiger Claw Kung Fu Academy” on Palm Bay Rd. She said he’d also had sex with her multiple times in the dojo, at church, and even on the church bus when he was driving her between church, work, and home.

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Pastor Roberson Douge, 42, of the Apostolic Church of Christ, is charged with 10 counts of lewd and lascivious battery, and 10 counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.

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According to the arrest report, police later arranged a monitored phone call between Douge and the first victim, where she confronted him about his relationship with the second victim.

After first attempting to meet her in person, the report says Douge admitted to having sex with the victims and apologized by saying he loved them.

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In the call, Douge can be heard begging the victim not to tell anyone “because it would destroy him and his family,” and he was “concerned about what the news would do to his children if it got out.”

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Police arrested Douge at his home on Wednesday. He is being held in the Brevard County Jail without bail.

The Palm Bay Police Department is asking anyone who believes they are a victim in this case to call their Special Victims Unit at (321) 952-3456.

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