Ministry Founder Charged with Having Sex with a Minor in Haiti
A former pastor and tattoo artist who co-founded a Haitian ministry to help poor children has been arrested in Pittsburgh and indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of engaging in sex with a minor in Haiti.
Corrigan Clay, 43, was arrested last week by federal agents after being indicted under seal on one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Clay and his ex-wife, Shelley Jean Clay, were the co-founders of The Apparent Project, a nonprofit job-creation program in Haiti that created art out of trash. They also adopted Haitian children as a couple.
Clay’s website says he is a former pastor with a master’s degree in theology and the arts from Regent College in Vancouver, as well as a filmmaker. Clay also owned and operated Ayiti Ink & Image, a tattoo and piercing shop in Haiti, from 2009 to 2020.
Clay is accused of sexually abusing a child from January 2014 until December of 2017. The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department is prosecuting the case.
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