Christian youth pastor’s bail set at $400K after he was charged with sexually abusing a child for 3 years

A Christian youth pastor in Central California has been arrested and charged with child sexual abuse and molestation, News Channel 3-12 reported.

Jeffery York, 53, was a pastor at New Beginnings Community Church in Nipomo. According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, York committed the acts on a male victim from 2005 to 2008.

From News Channel 3-12:

SLO Detectives say over the course of the investigation they discovered York was living in Portland, Oregon, but SLO Deputies found a car registered to York in the 600 block of El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande during a routine patrol Wednesday.

York was arrested and booked in San Luis Obispo County Jail on two counts of oral sex by duress, lewd acts with a child under 14 with force, and other various charges. Bail is set at $400,000

Investigators think there may be more victims and are encouraging the public to reach out with any information.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.