Former youth pastor Joshua O’Bannon pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old and 15 year old girl. He will be sentenced in January. O’Bannon is already serving a 15-year-sentence for raping a 15-year-old girl.
O’Bannon’s church did not cooperate.
…says the church didn't exactly cooperate in the investigation, either. He says members seemed in a state of denial.
"We've seen a lot of these churches try to solve these things in house," Compton says. "Whether he saw [moving to Arizona] as a stepping stone or he was running from something, we don't know."
We’ve come to expect this type of behavior. It’s unfortunate. It hides so much.