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Monday, January 14, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on January 14 at 9:00 AM


A former youth minister convicted of molesting boys inside his home was sentenced on Friday to more than 10 years in prison.

Robert Reeves, who served as a minister at the Olive Green Church of Christ in Sunbury, pleaded guilty to five counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of attempted gross sexual imposition….

The crimes occurred during computer game parties that Reeves (pictured, right) held at his home, Landers reported.


Testimony started Tuesday in the trial of a Sinton youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year old girl.

Steven Livingston, 65, faces numerous charges in San Patricio and Nueces counties for allegedly sexually assaulting the young girl at the Five Points Theatre in Calallen in May of 2007.

The trip to the theater was one of many that Livingston took part in as a volunteer youth minister at First Baptist Church in Sinton.


A Flint man and self-described youth pastor who preyed on children was re-sentenced after a judge exceeded his guidelines at an earlier sentence. Genesee Circuit Judge Archie L. Hayman told Paul L. Gagnon he wished he could sentence Gagnon to life in prison….

The case began in July 2006 when a teen who lived with Gagnon at his residence, 508 Leland St., found an elaborate spy camera system that led to Gagnon’s bedroom. He later found pictures in Gagnon’s office of himself getting dressed, of Gagnon standing over him and taking pictures as he slept nude, and pictures of his girlfriend using the toilet….

Later, Gagnon’s family members found more computer equipment while cleaning out the residence. That equipment, allegedly containing child porn, also was turned over to police.

Officials said they found evidence that Gagnon has been engaged in this behavior for years; at least one tape was made in the early 1990s.

One of those family members was Gagnon’s stepson, who found nude pictures of himself and of several friends, secretly taken by Gagnon. The man said he would have been 12 years old then and said seeing the images disgusted him.

A video made in the 1990s was also found of a naked Gagnon standing over a sleeping boy and masturbating.

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Thanks. Keep up the good work, Dan.

Posted by dishtowel | January 14, 2008 9:48 AM

People of authority in religious organizations abusing kids? Say it ain't so! Can you do a blogposé on the deliciousness of sandwiches next?

Posted by Burgin99 | January 14, 2008 9:57 AM

Thank God I am an Athiest.

Posted by AKM | January 14, 2008 11:33 AM

If some other factor linked all of these cases (such as "they all played WoW" or some such nonsense), there would be a public outcry, orchestrated by some right-wing thug, to ban the perceived offender.

So... er... Down with Christianity.

Posted by Lauren | January 14, 2008 1:24 PM

@4: Thanks for that insight.

The last one, who wired his home, gets some award for creativity. The sick bastard.

Posted by Greg | January 14, 2008 2:39 PM

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