Former Iowa Youth Minister Sentenced for Sexual Abuse
CREATED Mar 25, 2014
DES MOINES - A former Des Moines youth pastor has been given 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage girls.
Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan McKelvey was sentenced on Monday in Polk County District Court.
He had pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a clergy.
McKelvey was a youth pastor at Heritage Assembly Church in Des Moines.
Officers began investigating him after a girl and her parents alleged a sexual assault by McKelvey.
A second girl then reported similar incidents.
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