Thursday, April 29, 2010
Longview youth pastor admits sexual relationship with teen
A 43-year-old former youth pastor at Calvary Chapel church in Longview has admitted to having sex repeatedly with a teenage girl between 2008 and last month, according to court documents filed by Kelso police.
Michael Louis Anthony reported himself to Kelso police April 13 and was booked into jail Friday. He was held Tuesday on $150,000 bail in the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of third-degree child molestation, third-degree rape of a child and second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.
Police said Anthony, who is married and has two children, served as the girl's "spiritual teacher, counselor and confidant." The girl, who was 15 when the sex began, and Anthony told police they had sex too many times to count and that they did so in churches, Anthony's Kelso home, Gerhart Gardens Park and other places....