March 17, 2006

Homestead Pastor Jailed On Sex Abuse Charges


(KDKA) HOMESTEAD A local pastor is being held in the Allegheny County Jail tonight on charges that he sexually abused a teenage boy during counseling sessions over a three-year span.

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

According to the police report, the victim's mother sent the teenager to Youngblood for counseling after reading in her son's journal that he had been sexually assaulted by an older cousin.

"We're alleging that in the fall of 2002, the victim -- who was a 15-year-old male at the time had gone to Mr. Youngblood for some counseling sessions," explains Allegheny County Police Lt. Bob Downey.

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2006 07:06 AM