Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pastor Charles Babler pleads not guilty

Pastor Charles Babler pleaded to not guilty to charges that he rubbed his junk on a child's foot for purposes of arousal. Wait... what?

According to court documents, sometime between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2011, Babler rubbed his genitalia against the minor’s foot for the purpose of arousal.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony. Probation is possible, and guilty offenders must register for mandatory lifetime classification as sexual predators.

Source: Ogle County pastor pleads not guilty to sex abuse of minor

Babler was arrested in June, 2013. I missed the story when it first happened. He entered a not guilty plea on Feb 1, 2014.

Babler had worked at the Crossroad Coumminity Church as a pastor at the Freeport and Polo Campuses.