Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Youth pastor Efrain Caban arrested

EfranCaban If you are foolish enough to allow a youth pastor to sleep in your home with your children, at least make sure you lock your bedroom doors. Lutheran youth pastor Efrain Caban is alleged to have molested a 17-year-old boy in the boy’s home.

About 2:34 a.m. on Saturday, according to police, Caban unzipped the pants of a sleeping 17-year-old boy and began fondling him. The boy was a member of the church, police said.

The boy woke up and alerted his mother, who then called the police.

Efrain, who goes by the nickname “Papo” is a youth minister at Christus Lutheran Church in Camden. When I read of youth pastors allegedly committing sexual crimes, the first question that comes to mind is what are his qualifications. Judging by Caban’s MySpace page, he has no qualifications other than a desire to work with kids.