A Roman Catholic priest was arrested in an Internet sex sting after allegedly arranging to meet someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
The Rev. Shamaun Beas, 35, was charged with offenses including sexually abusive activity involving a child and using a computer to commit a crime. The charges carry up to 20 years in prison. He was jailed on $5 million bail.
Beas was arrested Monday after driving by a home in a Detroit suburb that was set up as a meeting point, authorities said. Investigators said Beas made the 110-mile drive after contacting an investigator posing as a teenage girl in an Internet chat room.
Beas was ordained in Pakistan in 1994 and was serving as an associate pastor at a church in Portland, Mich., authorities said.
The Grand Rapids Diocese said Beas was suspended Tuesday.