Missouri Youth Pastor Ryan Crawford Charged With 5 Counts of Child Molestation

Ryan Crawford
Ryan Crawford

A youth pastor has been charged with sex crimes he allegedly committed in his Pineville, Mo., home.

Ryan Crawford, 32, is accused of sexual misconduct with a child younger than 15. He was arrested on Tuesday.

He also faces five counts of child molestation.

According to court records, he took illicit photographs and inappropriately touched a child.

He told investigators he would ‘feel (redacted) groin area.’”

“Ryan also stated to me that he would watch ‘porn then go to (redacted) bedroom and masturbate into a sock,’” an investigator wrote.

The children were referred to the Children’s Center in Joplin, according to KOAM-TV, after which Crawford was interviewed by investigators.

Crawford is in custody on $50,000 bond.

The Kansas City Star