Preacher accused of exposing himself

A low-country minister is accused of exposing himself to a young girl.
48-year-old Marion Leon Kosier Jr. of Harleyville Christian Church turned himself in to Dorchester authorities. He’s charged with committing or attempting a lewd act on a child, accused of walking into the bedroom of a 5-year-old girl last year and exposing his genitals. The girl attended the church where he serves as pastor.
Kosier has a record as a repeat offender. He served fewer than three years for a 1984 charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. In 1995 he was charged with exposing himself and committing a lewd act on a minor while he served as pastor of Branchville Baptist Church. Two girls accused him of exposing himself when they came to his house to sell doughnuts. He received a suspended sentence and two years of probation. The Post and Courier quotes the minister’s wife saying that he is innocent, that someone is just trying to ruin him. Kosier’s attorney is working to have the recent charge changed to indecent exposure.

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