Tacoma Youth for Christ volunteer arrested for child rape



TACOMA, Wash. – A 20-year-old middle school employee and Youth for Christ volunteer has been arrested for investigation of third-degree child rape after admitting to a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents.

The suspect, identified as Adam Z. Parks, pleaded not guilty to all four counts of third degree child rape during his arraignment Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

According to the case file, Parks met the girl years earlier and got to know her through his role as a volunteer with the Youth for Christ program at Gray Middle School in Tacoma, where he also worked as a lunchroom supervisor.

Parks began counseling and texting the girl after a close relative of hers died, and the relationship became sexual shortly afterward, court documents show.

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