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NOPD seeking youth minister they say molested 2 teens

4 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 25 2015 Jun 25, 2015 June 25, 2015 12:46 PM June 25, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a 36-year-old youth minister they say had inappropriate sexual contact with two teenage boys and may have more victims.

Multiple news outlets report arrest warrants have been issued for Ryan Scott Rodgers, a youth minister at several local churches in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes.

Authorities say Rodgers is accused of touching two teenage boys while they were sleeping at his home. Both victims told detectives that they were awakened by Rogers fondling them. The victims told Detective Stephanie Taillon that Rodgers sexually abused them for over a year.

Detectives believe Rodgers sexually assaulted other victims during this same time period. Authorities say once he is caught, Rodgers will be booked with sexual battery and seven counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.

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