April 22, 2006

Youth minister accused of sexual abuse


Published: 04/22/2006 2:28 PM

By: Associated Press - Associated Press

DEWITT, IA - A youth minister who also served as a volunteer police officer is accused of sexually abusing a teenager.

Theodore Hacker, 29, resigned as pastor of student ministries at DeWitt Evangelical Free Church shortly before being charged with molesting a 14- or 15-year-old earlier this month.

Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf would not disclose further details, but court records show the alleged incident occurred April 7. Hacker was arrested five days later and was charged with third-degree sexual abuse. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2006 06:39 PM