A youth minister has been charged with sexual battery for making sexual advances toward two women. Byron Alston, 46, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with two counts of felony sexual battery and one count of felony criminal confinement.... According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan police report, Alston offered to give a 23-year-old woman the job she was interviewing for if she had sex with him. The woman refused and Alston then committed a lewd act in his office in front of her, the IMPD report said. In June, a 19-year-old woman alleged that Alston grabbed her and put her hand down his pants.
A sex scandal shocks a local Catholic Church. A youth minister has been arrested after having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl in his ministry. 24 year-old Brendan McConnell was arrested Monday. His alleged victim is a teenage girl under the age of 16. The two met while McConnell was a volunteer in the Life Teen Program here at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is not releasing the exact age of the girl, but we do know she is between 12 to 15 year's old. McConnell's arrest report states the victim's mother found 23 pages of instant messages between McConnell and the victim. The messages were regarding sexual acts the two performed on each other.