Monday, March 14, 2011

Youth Pastor, Brent Girouex, Extradited On Sex Charges (Guilty)

Council Bluffs, Iowa---- A former youth pastor of Victory Fellowship Ministeries was arrested on a warrant by a fugitive task force in Omaha, Nebraska.

Brent Girouex, 33, has been charged with 60 felony counts of "sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist".

The alleged incidents occurred between 2007 and 2009. The complainants are six (6) young males, aged 14 to 20.

Girouex, a married father of a young son, is being held in the Pottawattamie County jail after being extradited. If convicted, each charge could bring him five years in prison. The investigation is still ongoing.

Update: Girouex is now out jail on a $30,000 bond. He has admitted to molesting no less than 6 males. Eight young men have come forward to press charges. They stated that the pastor explained to them by having sex with him was to gain "sexual purity in the eyes of God".

Update: Girouez took a guilty plea to one count of third-degree sexual abuse. He entered an Alford plea to two counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.


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