March 17, 2006

Pastor charged with sexual abuse of teenager he was counseling

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Friday, March 17, 2006

By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Duane E. Youngblood, a married pastor from Wilmerding and the father of five, was arrested yesterday for molesting a 15-year-old boy whom he was counseling for being sexually abused.

Bishop Youngblood, of the Higher Call World Outreach Church on Mifflin Street in Homestead, surrendered yesterday morning at Allegheny County Police headquarters in Point Breeze. He was accompanied by his attorney, Richard Joyce.

Mr. Youngblood, 39, was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of minors and sexual assault. Police accused him of a single incident of molesting a 15-year-old boy in his church office in the fall of 2002.

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2006 07:05 AM