Youth pastor at Yuma church arrested
A youth pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Yuma has been arrested on two counts of furnishing harmful material to a minor.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, a woman contacted their office over the weekend to report that her daughter had received “items of a sexual nature” from the church's youth pastor, 43-year-old Robert Warren.
Detectives from the sheriff's office interviewed the victim and were able to determine that Warren had made contact with the victim and informed her that he had obtained the items in question and had dropped them off at her house.
The sheriff's office did not explain what the “items of a sexual nature” were, nor was the age of the victim given.
On Wednesday deputies went to Warren's residence and he was taken into custody. During questioning he admitted to buying the items and delivering them to the victim's residence.
He's being held on a $63,500 cash only bond.
YCSO says at this time there doesn't appear to be any other victims in this case. However, if anyone has any further information they're encouraged to contact the Yuma County Sheriff's Office at (928) 783-4427.
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