Former Youth Minister Guilty of Sex Assaults

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 10, 2008

A former youth minister has been convicted of sexually assaulting three boys under his tutelage.

The Rev. David J. Baird was convicted Thursday in a jury trial before Allegheny County Judge John A. Zottola.

Mr. Baird, 45, of West Deer, had been free on bond pending trial, but the judge revoked it following the verdict.

Sentencing was set for July 30.

Mr. Baird was a youth minister at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg in 1999 when an East Hills boy was assaulted.

Two other young men who were juveniles at the time also came forward.


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