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Church youth leader from Marysville charged with molestation

December 3, 2019

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A Marysville youth pastor has been charged with molesting a child while she attended his church.

The Herald reports Snohomish County prosecutors charged 25-year-old Kyle Brown with child molestation.

Charging papers say the alleged abuse occurred between 2011 and 2015, when Brown was a youth pastor at Marysville First Assembly Church which is now called Grove Church.

The victim told police the abuse started when she was 11.

She told authorities the abuse stopped when she was 14 and left the church. She said she later decided to tell her mother and her new pastor about Brown because of his continued work with children. He was reported to authorities in April.

Charging papers indicate he’s currently the director of youth ministries but it appears his name has been removed from the church website.

Representatives from Grove Church couldn’t be immediately reached for comment. It wasn’t known if Brown has a lawyer.


Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com