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A Cumberland County, N.J., church has become a sanctuary for unsavory characters and acts, according to some of its members.Cedarville Baptist Church in Lawrence Township recently has been plagued by teens exposing themselves and taking and selling drugs, all on church property."It's very troubling to me," said the Rev. Rob Weigel, pastor at Cedarville Baptist Chuch.
Weigel described some of the problem teens as "female individuals 14, 15, and 16 years old, exposing themselves…to the passing cars."He also said teens have vandalized the church's main sign several times, rearranging the letters to spell out lewd messages.People also have observed the use and exchange of drugs, Weigel said."This church has been part of this community for over 172 years," the pastor said, "and the values and the principles that we stand for, certainly that goes against that."The problems escalated after a state police community affairs trooper was reassigned last month."He became very familiar with the children of the community and was a presence here," Weigel said.New Jersey State Police said the trooper's replacement has been off the street following surgery, but he will be in Cedarville beginning next week.Weigel said he looks forward to the officer's return. Lawrence Township also will benefit from two new state police pike patrol troops, staring Monday.State Police also said they are planning to have a strong presence in the town, and around the church, on mischief night and Halloween.
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