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Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland Police arrested a 59-year-old deacon of a local church Monday for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Police say they were contacted by the girl's mother after she reportedly learned her daughter had been inappropriately touched by Melvin Risher on March 17.

Investigators say Risher met the girl and her family while working as a deacon with the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Risher was interviewed by police on March 28 and based on the information gathered during their investigation, they arrested him on April 1 and charged him with two counts lewd molestation.

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