January 21, 2005

Church counselor charged with having sex with teens

Palm Beach Post

By Sofia Santana
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Friday, January 21, 2005

FORT PIERCE A church youth counselor was arrested Wednesday on charges he had sex with two teen girls he supervised, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

Christopher T. Padgett, 19, was arrested on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation after a 14-year-old girl told her mother that she and another girl who are part of the youth group at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church had sex with Padgett in his car, according to a sheriff's office report released Thursday.

The two girls involved and the mother who filed the report were not identified in the reports.

The girl told her mother the incident happened after she and her friend, who is 15, asked Padgett for a ride to a friend's house on Dec. 19, an investigator said.

"While they were en route, the subject of sexual activity had been brought up in conversation," Detective Mark Colangelo wrote in Padgett's arrest affidavit. "The three of them ultimately found a secluded location in St. Lucie County and both females had sexual intercourse with Padgett."

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2005 04:20 AM