Ex-pastor on Probation for Sex Assault Caught Molesting Another Child While Wearing Ankle Monitor

By David Edwards
Raw Story
June 9, 2015

Photo of a Catholic priest (AFP)

Former Pennsylvania bishop who was sentenced to probation for sexually assaulting a child had his probation revoked this week after he was caught molesting another child.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, then-Higher Call World Outreach Church pastor Duane Youngblood was sentenced to probation in 2008 after he admitted sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy who he was supposed to be counseling.

In December, Youngblood was sentenced to serve up to 48 month in jail over allegations that he sexually assaulted another boy for more than 2 years during counseling sessions at the church.

And then on Monday, Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman sentenced Youngblood to serve an additional 54 to 108 months for violating his probation.

“He has lied and he has scammed and he has conned me from the minute he stood before me,” Cashman said at Monday’s hearing. “A year after he was on probation, he faced new charges. The court has been misled, deceived and lied to so he could prey on children.”

The second boy’s mother told the court that Youngblood was not remorseful for abusing her son.

“This man, with an ankle [monitoring] bracelet on his leg, was still molesting children,” the mother explained. “He betrayed my son, and he betrayed my family. He is not repentant. He is not sorry for what he did. This man used to smile at me.”

Watch the video below from KDKA, broadcast June 9, 2015.








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