Former Youth Minister Pleads Guilty to Contributing to the Delinquency of a MinorJuly 6th, 2009 by Joe Burgess
Jason William Beck, a former youth minister at Pauline Baptist Church, this (Monday) morning accepted a plea to the reduced charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor,Â stemming fromÂ his arrest earlier this year for 2 counts of first degree sexual assault.
The church’s pastor, and the girl’s father were both present before the juge,Â and both stated that they agreed with, and supported the reduced charges.
Judge Bynum Gibson then sentenced Beck to 1 year, suspended sentence, and ordered him to not re-apply for ministerial credentials.
Posted April 10, 2009
Local Youth Minister Charged with Sexual Assault
Jason Beck, a youth minister at Pauline Baptist Church, was charged in Drew County District Court Thursday afternoon with sexual assault, after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
While the age of 16 is accepted as the legal age of consent, the “position of trust” that he was in made the act a felony, such as would be the case with a teacher, coach, or other position of responsibility.
The bond for the case was set at $10,000, and Beck was able to bond out Thursday afternoon.
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