Local pastor accused of rape

December 2, 2009 7:14:43 AM PST
A pastor who leads churches in Queens and Norwalk, Connecticut has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse.The Reverend Phillip Joubert is facing charges of rape.

The 48-year-old is pastor of the New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Norwalk and the Community Baptist Church in Bayside.

He's currently being held on Rikers Island.

He's scheduled to appear in court on the 21st.