TEXAS: "A former North Texas youth pastor has been accused of having an improper contact with a 16-year old girl. Garland police arrested Joshua Earls earlier this week. Investigators confirmed that Earls, 28, had been the youth pastor at Arapaho Baptist Church for about four years.... In an affidavit, police say during a bible study swim party last April or May, Earls was sitting next to the girl in a hot tub when he grabbed her hand and put it in his swim trunks.... In addition to Joshua Earls, detectives are now calling his younger brother, Jordan Earls, a person of interest in the cases. Police say they have some questions for Jordan Earls, 24, about other possible inappropriate contact with children at Arapaho Baptist."
ALABAMA: "An Enterprise youth pastor arrested last month for the alleged second-degree rape of a 14 year old is back in jail today. Timothy Thomas, 25, of Enterprise, was booked into the Coffee County Jail April 11 for breaking conditions of his bond set by District Judge Paul Sherling, March 21. Thomas, a former youth pastor at St. Luke United Methodist Church, was released by the court on a $30,000 bond with the conditions that he wear an ankle monitor and have no contact with the victim or the victim's family. It's alleged that while out on bond Thomas did contact the victim in the case after the judge ordered that he be fitted with an ankle monitor and not have any contact with the victim or victim's family."