March 09, 2006

Youth pastor faces 2 sex counts

The Journal Gazette

By Rebecca S. Green
The Journal Gazette

A 33-year-old Huntington youth pastor was arrested Monday on charges he fondled a 10-year-old girl in his apartment at the Good Shepherd Church last summer.
On Friday, Kevin Whitacre was charged with two Class C felony counts of child molesting. He surrendered to authorities at the Huntington County Jail on Monday morning and was released on a $20,000 property bond.
Whitacre is the third youth pastor at Good Shepherd to be charged with such a crime in the past 10 years. Two other youth pastors were found guilty of their crimes.
Whitacre did not come into contact with the alleged victim through his work at the church.

Posted by kshaw at March 9, 2006 03:23 PM