Sunday, June 02, 2013

A few stores from wayward pastors

There are several developing stories in Hypocrisy Watch. I don't have time to do this subject justice. I'm at the end of a big project and cannot spend time writing these stories up. I'll have to summarize for now.

Hanover church holds first service since youth pastor arrest.

Advent Christian Church off Studley Road in Hanover held their first Sunday service since the arrest of their youth pastor on embezzlement charges.

Hanover Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Chris Phillips with felony embezzlement last week. Deputies said Phillips embezzled $80,000 from the church, which only has about 50 members.

- Youth Pastor Chris Phillips allegedly embezzled the money to pay off a hooker.

Youth pastor pleads not guilty to enticement of minor Friday

A former youth pastor charged with enticing a minor has plead not guilty Friday.

Trevor Jacob Fortner, 25, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly sending explicit pictures and messages to an undercover officer, who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.

For more information please read A pastor and his photos

Ex-youth minister accused of sex crimes 

A 27-year-old former Pontotoc church youth minister has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual contact with a minor female.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports ( ) that Jaysen Hogue appeared Thursday before Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner. Hogue was freed on $40,000 bond.

 Sentencing delayed for former youth pastor

The sentencing hearing for Robert Eric Warren, a former youth pastor of a Yuma church, was continued for more than a month when his attorney requested a mitigation hearing after learning of the sentence the court intended to impose upon his client.

In a brief hearing Wednesday in Yuma County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge pro tem David Haws informed attorney Greg Torok that the court had received his motion objecting to a recommendation in the pre-sentence report that Warren may have to register as a sex offender as part of the sex offender regulations of his probation.

The convicted pedophile liked to give sex toys to children. For more information please read Youth Pastor Robert Warren arrested

Former Pontotoc youth minister pleads not guilty to sex charges

A former church youth minister pleaded not guilty this morning to state charges he had sex with an under-age female.

Jaysen Hogue, 27, appeared before Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner at the Pontotoc County Courthouse.

A grand jury indicted Hogue on May 3, charging him with four counts that between Oct. 1, 2011, to Feb. 28, 2012, he fondled and performed various sex acts upon a female under the age of 18.

Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Former Pontotoc youth minister pleads not guilty to sex charges