The Cottonwood Police Criminal Investigations Division received a 20-count indictment from the Yavapai County Grand Jury alleging sex offenses by Christopher William Furey. Furey, 43, who served as the youth pastor at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Cottonwood, is charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The complaint lists numerous felony charges including five counts of sexual conduct with a minor, 11 counts of sexual abuse and four counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.


Former youth football coach and youth minister Derwin Pasley has pleaded guilty to molesting three boys—two of them former players on the team he coached in the Black Hills Junior Football League in 2009, and one who was 13 when Pasley was his pastor at Risen Faith Fellowship in 2002.... Peters and Pasley’s defense attorney Amy Muth have agreed to a joint recommendation that Pasley serve a 121/2-year prison sentence... The boy told police Pasley had driven his younger brother and him home from a game, and when they arrived at the home, Pasley told the younger boy to go inside. The 14-year-old said that Pasley then forcibly molested him. The boy “stated he refused several times as he was extremely upset, stating that he was screaming and yelling to be let out of the vehicle.” He said that during the incident, he heard the car doors lock.


A foster parent and former youth minister from West Lafayette faces six to eight years in prison for forcing sexual contact on a teenager who was in his care. William "Lee" Porter, 53, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 to one count of criminal deviate conduct, a Class B felony. He admitted performing sexual acts on the girl in July 2009. The girl was 17 years old at the time.... Porter was the girl's former foster father and her youth minister at Elmwood Church of Christ in Lafayette. He resigned from the church following an initial arrest last November. According to court documents, the girl alleges that the sexual contact began with fondling that occurred 15 to 20 times between April 2007 and November 2008. She allowed the touching to continue because Porter allegedly threatened to otherwise cheat on his wife.