Sunday, November 10, 2013

Youth pastor Josh Wheeless faces new charges

Youth pastor Josh Wheeless stands accused of trading sexually explicit images with minor girls via text message. When additional charges came to light, he was arrested again.

A former youth pastor from Cary faced new child sex charges Monday after apparently being caught off-guard by his arrest over the weekend.

Josh Wheeless appeared bewildered by the additional charges, and told that to a judge Monday afternoon at the Wake County Justice Center.

"I'm, I'm just kind of confused about this whole thing ... I bonded out on one of these charges less than three weeks ago, so I'm kind of confused like where my attorney is," said Wheeless.

Source: Cary youth pastor faces new child sex charges

He was originally arrested in July when a father checking his 16-year-old daughters’s cellphone found nude photos. The girl had been sexting with 28-year-old Josh Wheeless, who sent nude photos of himself to the girl. 

Wheeless was once a youth pastor at Landmark Freewill Baptist Church in Cary. He graduated from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. He is married with three children, all girls.