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A pastor wanted for alleged sex crimes was arrested Thursday at the Sarnia, Ont. border crossing by the Canada Border Services Agency.

Ontario Provincial Police say Ronald Burning, 57, is the pastor at Johnsfield Baptist Church in Oshweken, Ont., where the alleged offences against three victims took place.

Police say Mr. Burning faces eight charges, including sexual assault, rape, forcible confinement and intercourse with someone under the age of 14.

Sergeant Aaron McPhail says some of the alleged offences date from the 1970s, while others allegedly occurred recently.