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MAINE: "A youth minister affiliated with a Canaan church has been charged with sexually abusing a young girl. Lucas Savage, 37, of Clinton was arrested Friday night and charged with unlawful sexual contact, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Savage is director of ministries at Youth Haven Ministries in Canaan. That organization is affiliated with the Canaan Calvary Church, McCausland said. Savage was arrested in Mercer and taken to the Kennebec County Jail."

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CALIFORNIA: "A 54-year-old Bay Area man who volunteered for a local church’s youth group was arraigned Wednesday on 30 charges of child molestation and possession of child pornography, officials said. All of the charges pertain to one victim, a man now in his late 20s, who recently came forward with allegations that he was sexually abused and shown child pornography between the ages of 5 and 12 by the defendant, Gregory Helfrich, of Los Altos Hills.... The suspect volunteered for the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship’s 'SAFARI kids' program in Mountain View."

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OKLAHOMA: "A former Moore youth minister is behind bars Friday, accused of sending pornographic pictures and videos to several teens at his church. Casey Haynes is no longer employed as the youth minster at the Central Church of Christ.... Court documents say Haynes used the social media app Snapchat, to '[exchange] pictures and videos with at least four minors' — teens who detectives say were part of Haynes' youth group. One of the girls told the investigator, after a church youth event Haynes 'put his hand under her shirt and grabbed her breast.' 'It's unfortunate that we see a lot of this in the schools and now in churches. It's someone you trust with your kids,' said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, Moore Police."

Youth Pastor Watch is back because pious shitstains like Ted Cruz and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory want you to think trans men and women are exploiting civil rights protections to prey on children in public restrooms. Bigoted religious conservatives don't want you to think about the people who are really preying on children and where children are being preyed on.

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