March 16, 2006

Teen Accused Homestead Pastor Of Sexual Abuse


(KDKA) HOMESTEAD A local pastor is now facing charges that he sexually abused a 15-year-old boy whom he had been counseling nearly four years ago.

Duane Youngblood of the World Outreach Church in Homestead turned himself in to police headquarters this morning.

The abuse allegedly happened in the fall of 2002. The victim, 15 years-old at the time, sought counseling from Youngblood.

“During the course of these counseling sessions, we’re alleging that Mr. Youngblood sexually abused the victim,” said Lt. Bob Downey, of Allegheny County Police.

He says the victim didn’t tell police about the alleged abuse until the fall of 2005.

Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 02:13 PM