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Minister Caught in Orlando Sex Sting

Orange County detectives arrested a Marion County Methodist pastor on allegations of soliciting a minor for sex and transmitting harmful materials to a minor.  According to Orlando detectives, pastor Kenneth Kleckner, a pastor at the Ocala West United Methodist church, a high school teacher from Texas was the latest to be arrested in a sex sting operation earlier today. 

According to authorities, Kleckner, a 44-year-old pastor, who is married and has four children, exposed himself via a web camera and talked about meeting the girl, Graves said.  They communicated through Yahoo and other chat services, and those communications took place at the church and Kleckner’s home, the detective said.

Detective’s said that Kleckner was “immediately remorseful,” when he was arrested at the church Friday andadmitted to engaging in the chats,” Graves said.  Kleckner was booked into the Marion County Jail on $55,000 bond.

Kleckner’s arrest follows that of Selami Duman, a 28-year-old high school teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, who was also nabbed in a sheriff’s sex sting.  Duman was arrested in June after he traveled to Orlando to meet with who he thought was a girl he met online for sex, investigators said.  Graves said Duman also exposed himself on a web camera.  Duman was arrested June 15 on charges of transmitting harmful material to a minor and soliciting a minor for sex. He was released from the Orange County Jail on June 18 on GPS monitoring.

 If you have been arrested or charged with a sex, prostitution or other criminal offense in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida, contact the attorneys at Tilden Law for an initial and confidential consultation, 407-599-1234.

Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.