Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by January 16 at 9:15 AMon
“Think about getting hit in the stomach unexpectedly and getting the wind knocked out of you.”
That’s how Pastor John Anderson describes his congregations reaction after one of the East Tucson Baptist Church youth ministers was arrested for several sex crimes. Anderson said, “Shock, anger, denial rationalization, all of those are taking place right now.”
Taking place because Christopher Decaire was arrested on Friday and charged with nine felonies. He’s accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl from the church….
This is the search warrant officers served the church on Friday. It shows police got swabs of Christoper Decaire’s mouth for DNA. Other evidence they looked for included pieces of flooring, couches, curtains and other furniture found to contain biological material when viewed with a forensic light source.
Police say those materials would indicate they suspect some of the acts of abuse occurred at the church.