AUGUSTA – A former youth pastor from Clinton has been found not guilty of sexually abusing a young girl.
A jury returned with a verdict last night after deliberating for several hours in the case against Lucas Savage, 28.
Savage was a member of the Canaan Calvary Church and helped run a youth ministry.
He was arrested last spring and accused of unlawful sexual contact after a 10 year old girl reported she had been assaulted.
Savage admitted the girl would sometimes spend the night with he and his wife while they helped tutor her, but denies any inappropriate contact.