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Monday, October 13, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on October 13 at 11:00 AM

New York:

YOWny101208.jpgA St. John’s University chaplain was charged Friday with transmitting an obscene Webcam image of himself to someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy, police sources said.

The Rev. Charles Plock, 63, picked the wrong “teen” to e-mail his homemade masturbation movies, authorities said. The recipient was actually Detective Mark Michieli of the Adams County, Colo., sheriff’s office, who pretended he was a youth in an online sting operation. Cops traced Plock’s e-mail to St. John’s, the Catholic university in Queens, where he is a chaplain and youth minister…. “His face is clear in the video. It looks like he filmed it in his bathroom at St. John’s, and he sent it to someone he thought was a teenager,” the source said….

“Wow, so he’s going to hell now?” said St. John’s freshman Vito Sapienza, 18. “Wait till my mom hears about this. She’s going to think twice about sending me to a Catholic school.”


YPWal101208.jpgA youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. 23-year-old Robert Poitier was arrested last night after the pastor had contacted police several months ago. Investigators say Poitier used his position as a youth pastor to gain trust at the church and be left alone with children.

Police say Poitier has worked at other churches in the area and want to know if anyone else has been harmed.


YPWtn101208.jpgValley Grove Baptist Church, South Knoxville has called Mr. Anthony Kendall as its new Youth Minister. Anthony’s first Sunday will be October 12…. Anthony is a native Sevier Countian. He has attended Walters State, UT and has a degree from Johnson Bible College. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Liberty University….

Regarding his call to Valley Grove, Anthony said, “It is with great excitement and anticipation that my wife Erin and I have accepted the position as Student Pastor at Valley Grove Baptist Church! We look forward to getting to know the folks at Valley Grove as well as the community. I want to invite students to come join us as we journey with Jesus and share His story of compassion and love with others. Stop by, we would love to meet you.”

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I have never encountered the word "countian" before.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 11:12 AM

Am I missing something sinister about the last one?

Posted by Foggen | October 13, 2008 11:13 AM

Foggen, if you've ever seen a horror movie you should know the effectiveness of foreshadowing.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 11:17 AM

Yeah, I've re-read the last one a few times, I don't see the problem...

Posted by Uncle Vinny | October 13, 2008 11:18 AM

@2, 4: Have you never read YPW before? He does that all the time. Fair and balanced.

Posted by Aislinn | October 13, 2008 11:25 AM

That's one way to put it.

Posted by w7ngman | October 13, 2008 11:40 AM

Why is it police have the time to ask for masturbation videos posing as 13 year old boys, but they don't seem to have the time to come to our homes when 13 year old boys are crawling in through the bathroom window stealing the stereo?

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 13, 2008 12:17 PM

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