Evangelism Exposed

“Jesus wept.” Joh 11:35

Pastor charged for inappropriate contact with teens

He’s a pastor, a husband, and a father of two. Now he’s accused of kissing a teenage girl and sending naked photos to another.

Scott Snyder, 35, shares his ministry with the masses on the internet, at the site God Tube, but it’s his reported use of another technology that’s led to trouble with state police.

“We became aware of it when one of the victims was actually texting in class, in school, and I guess it’s a violation of school policy,” says Tpr. Karl Schmidhamer, Pennsylvania State Police.

That school is Red Lion Area Jr. High School. The time was back in April, and the victim was a 13-year-old girl.

A search of her phone revealed 2,181 text messages between the 13-year-old and Snyder during a one month span. Court records show the texts were inappropriate, and the 13-year-old later told police Snyder kissed her on the lips while giving her a ride home after church in a church van.

The New Beginnings Bible Fellowship Church is on Main Street in Windsor Borough, York County. A man came to the door Wednesday, then shut it, and would not respond to knocks and questions.

Snyder’s other alleged victim is a 14-year-old girl, with whom he reportedly exchanged 1,272 texts between April and late May. Investigators say he also sent the girl photos of his penis.

Pastor Snyder lives in Windsor Borough, but did not answer his phone Wednesday evening or come to the door.

The charges against Snyder are misdemeanors, so state police never actually took him into custody. He has a preliminary hearing set for early October [source].

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August 14, 2008 - Posted by | Nakedness, Sex Abuse

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