FORMER NORFOLK PASTOR ACCUSSED OF SEX CRIMES AGAINST A MINOR
January 12, 2021
NORFOLK, VA - A Norfolk pastor is currently in jail under no bond accused of sex crimes against a minor.
66-year-old Victor Philip was the Pastor at Norfolk Calvary Church of the Nazarene on Newell Avenue.
Philip was arrested on January 8. Officials said the offense took place at Northside Park on Tidewater Drive and that Philip was arrested by an undercover officer.
He has been charged with six felonies of indecent liberties against a minor, according to court records.
Philip was also an employee of Lake Taylor Transitional Care in Norfolk. On Tuesday the business sent News 3 a statement saying Philip was contracted to provide chaplain services but his contract was terminated as of January 11. They added that as it is an "ongoing legal matter," and had no further comment.
On Tuesday morning the superintendent of the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene responded to a News 3 inquiry about Philip's arrest.
Phil Fuller said, "Your email alerted the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene to the arrest of Victor Philip. As District Superintendent I was shocked to learn of his arrest through your inquiry. Victor Philip has not been an employee of the Norfolk Calvary Church of the Nazarene (or any Church of the Nazarene) since June 1, 2020 when he officially retired. The Norfolk Calvary Church became inactive in June 2020 due to lack of attendance, finances and involvement."
News 3 is following this story and will have more as it develops.
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