Sunday, November 18, 2012

Youth pastor Robert Warren arrested

This is an odd case. Baptist youth pastor Robert Warren was arrested for giving “items of a sexual nature” to a teen girl in Yuma Arizona.

RobertWarrenAccording to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, a woman contacted their office over the weekend to report that her daughter had received “items of a sexual nature” from the church's youth pastor, 43-year-old Robert Warren.

Detectives from the sheriff's office interviewed the victim and were able to determine that Warren had made contact with the victim and informed her that he had obtained the items in question and had dropped them off at her house.
Read more: Youth pastor at Yuma church arrested

We don’t know what the items are, but perhaps that makes it worse. My imagination conjures all sorts of unhealthy scenarios.

The victim is a 14-year-old girl.

Warrant is the youth pastor at Valley Baptist Church. There is no mention of the arrest on the church website and there is no longer any mention of Robert Warren. The church is standing behind Warren.

Valley Baptist Church Pastor Glenn Conell told KSWT-TV that the incident was out of character for Warren and added that the church is standing behind him. However, Pastor Connell will consider taking appropriate action, depending on the police investigation.

Warren admitted sending the items. So why is the church standing behind him? There is no mention of support for the victim or her family.