Former Youth Pastor Charged in Church Sex Act Enters Guilty Plea

By Eric Stidman
May 29, 2015

A former Vincennes, Indiana youth pastor charged with sexual misconduct with a minor entered a guilty plea Wednesday in a Madison County, Indiana courtroom.

Derrick “Duke” Hampsch was arrested by Vincennes Police Detectives in 2014 after a victim’s family member came forward with allegations Hampsch took part in sex acts with a female victim. Hampsch, at that time, served as a Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Vincennes.

A court document provided to News 10 explained in April of 2010, Hampsch fondled the victim and had the victim fondle him. This incident, the document stated, happened at a First Baptist Church event in Anderson, Indiana. The victim told police, the church group traveled from Vincennes and stayed overnight at the Madison Park Church of God.

According to court documents, another sex act happened at First Baptist Church in Vincennes.

A sentencing date is set for the Madison County case June 22.

Hampsch has a jury trial date set for the Vincennes case in September, where he faces a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.








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