Former Staffer at Second Baptist Church in Houston at Center of Sexual Abuse Investigation
A Texas youth minister already charged with statutory rape of a 16-year-old was arrested Dec. 14 for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages and videos to a 14-year-old girl he met while serving at a Southern Baptist mega-church.
Authorities said phone records show more than 15,000 text messages over a period of 11 months between Chad Foster, 33, and the young girl he met more than a year ago while he was a youth pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston.
Second Baptist’s executive pastor did not immediately respond to an e-mail asking how long Foster worked at the church. In a blog last updated in March 2010, Foster said he worked with students at Second Baptist’s Cypress campus, one of five locations of the multi-site congregation led by former Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Young.
Authorities say Foster and the 14-year-old exchanged phone numbers and began sending each other text messages. After the girl got a computer, their conversations expanded to Facebook and video on Skype.
SOURCE: Associated Baptist Press
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