Pastor David Edwin Radtke was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old foreign exchange student who was sharing his home. The girl went to authorities after Radtke admitted the crime to his family and then asked for forgiveness.
According to the charge, Radtke inappropriately touched a 16-year-old student from Spain that has been residing at his home in Gibbon, Minn., since August 2010. On May 17, she allegedly awoke to Radtke assaulting her.
Radtke was arrested while visiting Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman where he was seeking a job. He is the pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Gibbon.
The gall of this man is astounding. He allegedly molested a young girl and then told his wife about the abuse. His wife confronted the victim and asked for forgiveness. I’m sure they leveraged the whole Christian forgiveness angle too.
If found guilty Radtke faces 15 years in prison on each count. That’s a hell of a price to pay for a backrub.
The victim… told investigators that Radtke often asked to give her back massages, which sometimes caused her to go to sleep.
Radtky say he will take full responsibly for his actions. If that is true I expect him to plead guilty and serve the recommended prison sentence.