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PD: Youth pastor sent 'sexual' snap chat to teens

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 17:02:44-04

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A youth pastor in Randolph County is accused of sending “sexual” snap chat messages to two teen girls.

Alexander Roy Roesly, 19, is a youth pastor at Praise Chapel Church of God in northeast Randolph County.

The investigation began on July 5 after the Randolph County Sheriff's Department received a report of that Roesly was sending inappropriate messages to juvenile girls. 

According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Roesly admitted he had been sending snap chat messages which were “sexual in nature” to a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl.

Roesly is charged with one count of child solicitation for the messages he sent to the 13-year-old. The crime is punishable by 1 to 6 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

He is not currently facing charges for the messages sent to the 15-year-old.

According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in Indiana, a person must be over 21 years of age to be charged with child solicitation when sending messages to a 15-year-old.

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