Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by March 17 at 11:56 AMon
An Episcopal priest found guilty Thursday of soliciting sex from undercover Waynesville police officers is the last of seven men to make guilty pleas after being charged in a sting operation last summer in park restrooms…. Penland resigned from his position as a youth minister at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, Fla., in September, following his arrest, according to church meeting records.
A 39-year-old Greensburg man pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to using a computer to entice a 14-year-old Madison County girl to engage in sexual activity. [The] victim met Richerson on one of his MySpace pages where he represented himself as a 16-year-old male.
Richerson, a former youth minister at Freedom Baptist Church in Campbellsville, allegedly communicated with the victim via computer and telephone during the summer of 2007, and in September, he traveled to the victimís residence in Madison County.
A former Winslow youth minister is behind bars for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old girl multiple times in public parking lots. Keith Daniel Kiger, 31, faces a felony charge of first-degree sexual assault.
According to a preliminary arrest report, Kiger admitted to engaging in sexual contact with the victim as many as six times. Most of the contact occurred in the back of his van…. Kiger told police that his relationship with the girl began as part of his ministry.
Ex-youth minister gets plea deal
Peter Kim, 40, pleaded guilty to violating bail bond conditions, sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. In exchange, prosecutors dropped two other bond-violation charges….
The disposition concludes a case with many twists and turns, including multiple suspected bond violations, the involvement of a Christian music star and a defense attorney who quit the case citing a personal conflict of interest.
Hey, does anyone know if Mars Hill has youth pastors?