Grand Jury Indicts Youth Pastor on Child Molestation Charges

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Christopher Furey
If you read the headline to this post and think you're experiencing a case of deja vu, we assure you, you're not.

Leaders of a church being accused of molesting kids is nothing new, to say the least, and the latest member of the cloth accused of feelin' up kids while leading a congregation happened here in Arizona.

According to the Cottonwood Police Department, a grand jury returned a 20-count indictment alleging that 43-year-old Christopher Furey, the youth minister at the Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Cottonwood, molested several children while working as the youth pastor at the church.


The alleged molestations occurred over a two month period this past July and August. Furey was arrested on August 20.

Of the several alleged charges, Furey is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl while working with the church.

Furey's charges include felony sex with a minor, sexual abuse and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

He's being held in the Yavapai County Jail on $50,000 bond. 
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seek
seek

Why is it that the term "youth pastor" these days seems a euphemism for child molester?

Confused
Confused

Pre-marital sex is trouble: 16 is too young regardless: cause in America you can't give a blowjob at 16; but at 18 you can join the military, pick up a gun; and kill: then wait till 21 for a beer. You got to love the American rules. Fubar!

Funchef80
Funchef80

It's really sad; but how do we know forsure it's true? And perhaps the parents should be asked why their teenager went back multiple times? Perhaps this was discovered from the Teenagers bragging? It's not right; if it happened; but if so; maybe we should consider the fact that 16 year olds Are having sex: and she was not forced. Sounds like she went back 4 or 5 times.

My prayers go out to the true victims: Furey's wife and Actual Children. Not a sexually active teenager; and perhaps her money grabbing parents who maybe should look in the mirror and analyze the parenting skills and learn to communicate. I pray the church supports Furey's wife and children.

God Bless

Twister123
Twister123

What you have spewed out is unbelievable. You would say the same things if this was your daughter, sister, granddaughter? If convicted, any wife that "stands by her man" under these circumstances needs some severe councelling herself.

Lilolita2008
Lilolita2008

I'm no less disgusted by this tragedy than you James, but no where does it say "several children" in any of the headlines.

Furey, as in an old Plymouth
Furey, as in an old Plymouth

Well, shit, at least he is accused of porking a little girl, unlike those good Catholics who only like little boys and their peepees. Thank heaven there's no Gay stuff going on here. God would be pissed.

guest
guest

this man is a married man with 4 chidren...he is not even an american. He was actually the childrens pastor at that church, not the youth pastor.

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