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Sex acts ‘desecrated’ altar at Pearl River LA church

A Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana, has burned the altar where its former pastor was caught having sex with two women.

“His behavior was obscene, his desecration of the altar is demonic,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who consecrated a new altar at the church Sunday, WVUE reports.

The former pastor at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Travis Clark, has been removed from ministry and is no longer on the diocese payroll, WDSU reported.

Clark, 37, was arrested Sept. 30 with Mindy Dixon and Melissa Cheng on obscenity charges after a passer-by reported seeing them having sex on the church’s altar, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

Police confiscated sex toys, stage lights and two recording devices from inside the church, according to the publication.

Attorney Bradley Phillips, who represents Dixon and Cheng, called their arrest “appalling,” and said they were engaged in consensual sex with an

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Middleburg approves new Pearl Road shopping plaza preliminary design

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Business owner Heepal Patel will be bringing an impressive new shopping center to Pearl Road in Middleburg Heights.

Planning Commission on Sept. 23 unanimously approved the preliminary design for The Plaza on Pearl, a development to be constructed at 7168 Pearl Road. It will have India Grocers as the anchor business and other tenants occupying new storefronts alongside.

Patel has operated India Grocers in Parma Heights since 1994, but the store has outgrown its current space. The new location is situated between Get Air indoor trampoline park and Maserati of Cleveland.

“Our initial idea for this project was that we could create a larger store we very desperately need,” Patel explained, noting his “very, very loyal customer base” travels great distances to shop there. “But we had a grander idea to capitalize on those out-of-town customers by building more tenant space and giving the local

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