Third one this week. But of course this pattern will be ignored by the mainstream media.
Police said a former youth minister at Trinity Assembly of God in Chesterfield County has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a teenage parishioner in the 1990s.
Troy A. Mitten, 51, of the 1600 block of Old Hundred Road, was charged Monday with two counts each of having carnal knowledge of a child 13 to 15 years old and taking indecent liberties with a minor while in a custodial role.
Lt. Randy Horowitz said the alleged offenses, which include intercourse and inappropriate touching, occurred between 1994 and 1998 when the girl was 13 to 17 years old.
Horowitz said the alleged sexual encounters occurred at the girl's home and on a church trip on one occasion. At the time, Mitten was described as youth minister of the church at 233 N. Courthouse Road.
The Rev. Steve Brimmer has been the church's interim pastor for six weeks. He said he has no knowledge of the allegations and does not know Mitten, who left the church more than a decade ago.