January 27, 2005

Church Counselor Charged With Statutory Rape, Sodomy


POSTED: 5:26 pm CST January 27, 2005
UPDATED: 5:57 pm CST January 27, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City church youth counselor is accused of having a long-term sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl in the congregation.

Darren Hall, 36, is charged with statutory rape and sodomy. He was arrested Wednesday.

Investigators told KMBC that Hall first met the girl when she was 11. The girl attended a Sunday school class Hall taught at Friendship Baptist Church in Kansas City.

According to court documents, the relationship became sexual last year when the girl turned 15.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2005 08:30 PM