Junction City Minister Tied To Two More Child Sex Abuse Cases

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Junction City minister at the center of a church sex scandal has been arrested in connection with two additional cases.

Jordan Young, 25, is facing child molestation charges in four separate cases stemming from an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Junction City where he had been serving as the music minister.

Young was originally taken into custody at the Junction City Police Department at 11:30 AM on Monday, August 13, 2012.

He was arrested for Aggravated Indecent Liberties With a Child, Attempted Criminal Sodomy and Solicitation of a Child.

He was still in the Geary County Jail on Friday, August 17, 2012 and being held on a $250,000 bond from his first arrest when he was re-arrested for Aggravated Criminal Sodomy, Aggravated Indecent Liberties With a Child and Sexual Solicitation of a Child in connection with a second case involving a second victim.

On Thursday, August 30, 2012, police confirmed that Young was arrested in two more cases. In one, he was arrested for Aggravated Criminal Sodomy and Aggravated Indecent Liberties With a Child and in the other, he was arrested for Indecent Liberties With a Child and Criminal Solicitation of a Child.

Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown says Young's arrests stem from an ongoing investigation into information his department received about a local church.

Brown has released few details on the case, calling the church probe "sensitive" because of the allegations involving children.

Officials say rather than adding to the list of charges Young will face in court, he is being arrested in a new case each time they have enough evidence connecting him to another victim.

At this point, it is unclear how many victims have come forward or exactly how old they are.

Jordan Young had been serving as the music minister at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church on Burke Drive in Junction City.

He is the son of former Faith Tabernacle pastor Edwin Young, who reportedly recently and abruptly resigned.

Young is being held in the Geary County Jail.

Chief Brown says the investigation is ongoing and members of his department continue to conduct interviews. The JCPD has consulted with the KBI and FBI on the case, as they do with every major investigation the department conducts, Brown said.

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