Sunday, February 16, 2014

Youth pastor Joshua Earls sentenced

Baptist youth pastor Joshua Earls, profiled here, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

The backstory:

In April 2013, Jane Doe disclosed the nature of her relationship with Earls to the Garland Police Department. On April 9, 2013, law enforcement executed a search of Earl's residence and seized several computers. An examination of those computers resulted in identifying more than 600 images of child pornography, including images of Jane Doe.
Earls admitted that he exchanged nude pictures and videos with Jane Doe and possessed videos of her engaging in sexually explicit conduct, at his request. A forensic examination of Earls' cell phone revealed text messaging between Earls and Jane Doe, in which he solicits, encourages and persuades her to produce pornographic images of herself and send them to him.

This was the work of a Baptist youth pastor. The man is nauseating. The culture that produces these predators is a problem. What I learned recently is people like Earls have a hard time holding on to their teeth and their junk when doing time in Federal prison. Earls is in for a long and hard 12 years.