Dallas Pastor and Gospel Singer 'The Apostle' Charged With Child Sex Abuse

A Dallas-area gospel singer and pastor known as “The Apostle” has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

Darrell Maurice Yancey, 59, of Grand Prairie, was taken into custody Thursday by Arlington police, reported the Dallas Morning News.

He faces three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and four counts of sexual assault of a child, as well as a charge of driving with an invalid license.

The abuse allegation stem back to the 1990s and early 2000s.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA, one of the victims was 13 when first assaulted by Yancey, her pastor at the time. She claims to have conceived three children by him.

She confronted him about the alleged abuse in a phone call earlier this year, according to the affidavit.

According to the outlet, another of the victims is his daughter—who confirmed to the outlet she is cited in the affidavit.

Yancey has preached at several Dallas area churches, and in videos he has posted on YouTube can be seen singing and preaching in various venues.

Yancey remained in custody Friday night at the Tarrant County jail, with bail set at $85,485, reported the Dallas News.