Youth pastor sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexual abuse involving Michigan Christian camp

Pastor Jesse Vargas’s victim says he ‘remorselessly stole’ her childhood

By Ryan Krull

A former youth pastor from New York was sentenced in federal court in St. Louis today to more than 13 years in prison for two felonies stemming from his crossing state lines to engage in a sexual act with a person under 16. In 2013 when Jesse Vargas was 29, he had sexual contact with then 15-year-old Molly Rodgers, of St. Louis...

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