Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by November 14 at 10:34 AMon
A Boulder district judge declared a mistrial this afternoon in the sexual assault trial of a former youth pastor suspected of having a physical relationship with a minor who was attending his Longmont church.
Judge D.D. Mallard said the jury was deadlocked 8-4 after deliberating the fate of Peter Kim, 40, all day today. A juror told the Camera that the eight votes were in favor of conviction.
Kim was arrested last fall after a teen who attended Central Presbyterian Church, 402 Kimbark St., told her therapist that she was sexually involved with Kim between January 2001 and January 2004.
Kim is charged with child sexual assault by a person in a position of trust and a pattern of child sexual assault. He has a previous misdemeanor conviction for having a relationship with a teen he met while working with children at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church about 10 years ago.