October 18, 2005

Youth Pastor Sentenced for Sexual Abuse


Des Moines, October 18th, 2005- A Des Moines youth pastor accused of sexually abusing two young girls is going to prison for 15 years. 26-year-old Damon Rutues was sentenced on three counts of lascivious acts with a child.

Police arrested Rutues in November after he was accused of inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old-girl and a 10-year-old girl at his church. Authorities say the abuse happened in the pastor's church office.

Posted by kshaw at October 18, 2005 09:07 AM