Churches and Bible Camps are supposed to be a place of refuge and worship for young adults and Children to embrace God and learn about scripture without fearing any torment or risks to their livelihood.
However, Federal authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico say that a La Cruces Youth Pastor turned what should have been a loving revival and place of worship into a house of degenerate horror for a group of children.
30-Year-Old Stephen Mendoza Arellano was that Youth Pastor, and he's now charged with attempted production of child pornography, enticement of a child to engage in sexual activity, and travel to meet a minor to engage in sexual conduct.
Between May and August of 2017, Federal Prosecutors say that the Youth Pastor manipulated a fifteen-year-old girl and her friends into meeting him.
After they arrived he then began trying to persuade them to have intercourse with him before he finally took advantage of the young girl and forcefully had relations with her and then filmed her naked.
Once their parents found out what had occurred they contacted the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office who forwarded the case to Federal Investigators; who then placed Arellano under arrest.
Arellano is an Ordained Minister for the Apostolic Assembly Church and serves as its District of New Mexico Youth President, and so far they've refused to comment on the case.
Parents of those attending the Church and the Youth Group should be absolutely furious that this was allowed to happen.
Federal Authorities held a hearing for Arellano in Federal Courts today which stated he will be detained without bond until trial.
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