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Bunny Annette Byington, of Moorhead, is charged in Clay County District Court with extorting $7,000 from a local pastor to keep their affair secret from his wife and senior pastor.

Valley City, N.D. pastor resigned after reportedly being extorted by exotic dancer

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UPDATED 12:48 p.m.

MOORHEAD - A Valley City, N.D., pastor resigned from his post the same day he contacted police here about an exotic dancer extorting him to keep their affair secret.


The Rev. Mark S. Ostgarden resigned from his position as associate pastor at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Valley City on June 5. He had served there for about nine years, according to the Rev. Randy Schlecht, senior pastor at the church.

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