Youth pastor accused of inappropriate relationship with juvenile


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A local youth pastor is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Jonathan Bailey has been charged with one count of indecent relationship with a juvenile.

Bailey, 33, is married and was working as youth minister at Lakeview’s First Baptist New Orleans Church. He had been with the church for 2 years.

The church’s head pastor, David Crosby, said surveillance cameras captured an “uncomfortable” situation, which prompted him to talk to the girl in the video.

“When I talked to her and heard her story, that’s when I realized this is something I have to report to police,” Crosby said.

He fired Bailey, escorted him off church grounds and called police to file a report.

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