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Monday, June 2, 2014

Youth Pastor Watch

Posted by on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 7:51 AM

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NOVA SCOTIA: "A former youth pastor has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having child pornography on his computer. Aaron Kenneth Hudgins, 31, of Timberlea pleaded guilty recently in Halifax provincial court to a charge of possession of child pornography.... Hudgins was arrested last Nov. 1 and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography. The arrest followed a three-month investigation by members of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP Internet child exploitation unit. He resigned later that day as a youth pastor at Timberlea Baptist Church."

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OKLAHOMA: "Yet another victim has come forward saying Damien Bonner molested her when she was just a teenager. Bonner was the pastor at Galilee Baptist Church and a youth pastor at another, according to police. Tulsa Police say all three victims became associated with Bonner through the churches. Members of Galilee are standing up for Bonner, backing his claims of innocence.... Bonner now faces seven counts of lewd molestation."

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VIRGINIA: "Portsmouth police have arrested a Suffolk minister on a charge of rape. Trevon Boone, 39, turned himself in just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday after learning of the charge. Boone is the pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center in Suffolk. According to Portsmouth detectives, Boone came into contact with the alleged victim when he was a minister at a local church.... Misty Holley of the Portsmouth Police Department said they believe there may be more victims. Boone preached his first sermon at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center, located on Nansemond Parkway, in September 2012. He had previously served as a youth pastor at New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries."

Another youth pastor headline this morning: "Youth pastor shares kid-friendly cooking tips." It didn't sound like a story about a cannibal youth pastor... but I clicked through to make sure.

 

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The article almost reads like an Onion piece, but it's too sad.
Posted by dirge on June 2, 2014 at 8:18 AM · Report this
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Dan should put up a separate web page (youthpastorwatch.org?) and post these news items there as well. I know several folks I would forward such a URL to, but not a link to SLOG.
Posted by Whirled without end on June 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM · Report this
fletc3her 3
What boggles my mind is that the members of the congregation stand up for the pastor. I guess it helps demonstrate the level of trust which he has betrayed.
Posted by fletc3her on June 2, 2014 at 9:51 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
I read somewhere that four popes have died while having sex. Religion is protection against nothing.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on June 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM · Report this

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