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Lincoln City pastor arrested on charges of sex abuse of minor

Mitch Conte sex abuse Lincoln City

Lincoln City Police arrested local pastor Mitchell Houston Conte on Thursday on multiple charges stemming from an investigation into sexual abuse of a minor.

Conte, 35, of Lincoln City, formerly a pastor at Oceanlake Christian Church, was charged with two counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, online sexual corruption of a child, luring a minor, sexual abuse and sodomy.

Conte started as a pastor at Oceanlake church in the beginning of 2018 and left in November. Conte was instrumental in running the Spooky Spectacular at Taft Elementary on Halloween in 2018.

Conte was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail, where he awaits a court date set for June 14, with bail set at $200,000.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

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Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


  1. Who cares how old he is, hehad a full on relationship with a child. He is a husband and father. Wonder what he would do if a “35” year old was sleeping with one of his children!

    • I could not agree with this more! Hilarious that clearly a family member is arguing over 5 years. Doesn’t make one bit of a difference there hun

  2. Let the inmates take care of his ass .and they will.the justice system fails on justice for the victim. He will know what hell is .

  3. What a disappointment. I would think a man of God should know how to “not be led into temptation”. He should have reached out for help and never begun or acted on such a transgression.

    I believe we are nearing Christ’s return, Satan is in full attack mode and we had all better “stay awake”


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