More Charges Filed against Metro East Youth Pastor

Fort Mill Times
August 22, 2008

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A former O'Fallon church youth minister already facing charges of assaulting an 8-year-old girl has been charged again with sexually assaulting a second youth.

Thirty-six-year-old Terrence Jenkins of East St. Louis was charged Thursday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. According to the charges, the girl was 14 when assaulted on August 11, 2006.

According to court documents, Jenkins is accused of molesting both girls while he served as a youth minister with Faith United Baptist Church in O'Fallon. Jenkins is no longer with the church.

Jenkins was free on bond awaiting trial on charges of criminal predatory sexual assault of the 8-year-old when he was arrested by investigators for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department on a warrant for the newest charges.

Jenkins is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.


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