August 18, 2020
FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) – The pastor of a Catholic church in Findlay was arrested and is being federally charged with numerous crimes related to sexual conduct with minors.
Michael Zacharias, 53, is charged with coercion and enticement, sex trafficking of a minor, and sex trafficking of an adult by force, fraud, or coercion. Zacharias is the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel in Findlay.
Investigators are aware Zacharias has engaged in sexual conduct with minors since the late 1990s.
Zacharias, who was ordained in 2002, has been placed on