Va. youth pastor arrested for sexually abusing 2 boys


SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WUSA9) — A fifty-two-year-old youth minister from Spotsylvania has been arrested in connection for sexually abusing two minor boys, authorities said.

Richard Yeamans, 52, of Spotsylvania was arrested on December 31, 2014 for two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor and one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

The Spotsylvania Department of Social Services received an anonymous tip on December 30 alleging sexual abuse of minors by the local youth minister, authorities said.

Detectives interviewed two victims and found evidence related to the alleged crimes involving Yeamans.

The incidents happened at the home of the suspect in Spotsylvania County, officials said. The 11- and 12-year-old boys both knew the youth minister from the Fairview at Riverclub Church located off Tidewater Trail.

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