Pa. Pastor Charged with Sexual Assault of Teen During 'Ex-Gay' Counseling
A Pennsylvania pastor, married father of five, published author of an "ex-gay" handbook and registered sex offender, is facing criminal charges for molesting a teenager who came to him for counseling over the course of two-and-a-half years.
This is not his first brush with the law,CBS Pittsburgh reports.
An unidentified 21-year-old victim is accusing Duane Youngblood, pastor of the Higher Call World Outreach Church in the suburban Pittsburgh town of Homestead, of molesting him multiple times over a two-and-a-half year period while he was a teenager.
According to the victim, the abuse started in 2009, when he came to Youngblood for counseling at the age of 16.
Local Pittsburgh area station WPXI reports that according to the criminal complaint, during the first counseling session that took place in the pastor's office, Youngblood allegedly took the victim to a back room and told him to pull down his pants. Youngblood then began touching the boy inappropriately.