Former Independence church youth director pleads guilty in child sex case
08/05/2013 4:27 PM
08/05/2013 11:15 PM
A former church youth director pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to transporting a minor across state lines for illegal sex, and receiving child porn over the Internet.
Dennis W. Myers, 53, admitted that he had illegal sex with a 16-year-old girl in the 1990s and took her to Missouri from Springdale, Ark., where he had served as youth director at a Methodist church.
Myers also once served as youth director at a church in Independence.
After reports from two adolescents of inappropriate sexual activity, officers in Blue Springs searched Myers’ home in 2011 and seized his computer, on which they found a child porn video.
Myers agreed in his plea bargain to plead guilty to Jackson County charges of statutory sodomy and attempted enticement of a child.
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