Youth pastor arrested on child porn charge in Oakdale, Calif.

Youth pastor arrested on child porn charge in Oakdale, Calif.

Don’t know if he was married or had kids of his own. But, this is another example of why telling single Christian women they are permitted to only marry another Christian is a load of crap.

h/t to SCCL Facebook group where I first saw this reported

(Link): Oakdale youth minister arrested on child porn charges

    BY PATTY GUERRA
    February 17, 2014

    Investigators with the Ceres Police High Tech Crimes unit have arrested an Oakdale youth minister on child pornography charges.

    Tyler Bliss, 27, a youth minister at Bethel Church, which is affiliated with the Assemblies of God, was taken into custody Monday and was being booked at the Stanislaus County Jail.

    According to authorities, officers acting on a tip served search warrants at the church in the 100 block of East G Street and a home in the 600 block of Hudson Avenue, also in Oakdale, on Tuesday morning.

    They seized computers and other electronic devices for forensic examination. Carissa Higginbotham, Ceres police spokeswoman, said it’s too early in the investigation to determine whether Bliss was involved in creating any of the images concerned.

    She did say the children in the photos appear to be younger than 13. “We were very concerned because of the access he has to children.”

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(Link): Youth pastor arrested on child porn charge in Oakdale, Calif.

    By Jason Wells
    February 18, 2014, 6:51 a.m.
    A 27-year-old youth pastor in Oakdale, Calif., was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

    Acting on a tip, Tyler Bliss was arrested after two search warrants were served — one at his home in Oakdale — northwest of Modesto — the other at Bethel Assembly of God, where he oversaw the junior high, high school and college ministries, Fox 40 reported.

    Carissa Higginbotham, a spokeswoman for the nearby Ceres Police Department, said images retrieved from computers and electronic devices during the searches appeared to show children under the age of 13 engaged in sexual acts.

    “We were very concerned because of the access he has to children,” she told the Modesto Bee.

    Ceres police investigated the case because the department has the high-tech capabilities and investigating resources for computer forensics, Higginbotham added.

    Investigators were still trying to determine whether Bliss allegedly produced the images, or merely had them in his possession.
    Bliss’ church profile — which has since been removed — indicated he’d been overseeing youth programs since 2009, during which “Tyler has had the privilege of seeing hundreds of teenagers come to Christ throughout his ministry here at Bethel,” the Bee reported.

    Bliss was booked into Stanislaus County jail after detectives pulled him over Monday in Oakdale during a traffic stop and arrested him.
    The church board of directors issued a statement to CBS Sacramento on Monday evening, expressing its “extreme shock” over the arrest and pledging to work with investigators.

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