Bonne Terre, MO youth pastor facing sex-related charges - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Bonne Terre, MO youth pastor facing sex-related charges

Brian Cassidy (Source: St. Francois County Jail) Brian Cassidy (Source: St. Francois County Jail)
PARK HILLS, MO (KFVS) -

A Bonne Terre, Missouri man is facing several sex-related charges involving two minors.

According to court records, Brian Cassidy, 33, of Park Hills, Missouri is facing first-degree rape and first-degree child molestation charges in Ste. Genevieve County and child molestation and sodomy charges in St. Francois County, Missouri.

A probable cause statement shows that during an interview in Dec. 2017 with a Child Advocacy Center, a minor disclosed she had a relationship with Cassidy, a youth pastor at 1st Baptist Church in East Bonne Terre. 

The alleged crimes took place inside the church and in a field in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.

Cassidy also reportedly had an inappropriate contact with another minor on another occasion.

Information was obtained from the minor's phone from investigators showing photos and screenshot messages.

Cassidy is being held in the St. Francois County Jail on $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to make his next a court appearance on Feb. 22.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Gas prices spike, but doesn't deter people from traveling

    Gas prices spike, but doesn't deter people from traveling

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:45:27 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:33:30 GMT
    Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    The recent increase in gas prices has people watching their pennies even more, but it is not stopping people from taking trips this Memorial Day weekend. 

    The recent increase in gas prices has people watching their pennies even more, but it is not stopping people from taking trips this Memorial Day weekend. 

  • Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls

    Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:13:47 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:48:08 GMT
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)

    An area police department is asking residents to be careful when answering their phone, especially when they see a phone number reportedly coming from that department. 

    An area police department is asking residents to be careful when answering their phone, especially when they see a phone number reportedly coming from that department. 

  • A Better Region 8: Honoring a Hero

    A Better Region 8: Honoring a Hero

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:32:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:43:38 GMT
    A Better Region 8A Better Region 8
    A Better Region 8A Better Region 8

    Unthinkable today but 76 years ago, the United States was pulled into World War II when Japan surprise attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Unthinkable today but 76 years ago, the United States was pulled into World War II when Japan surprise attacked Pearl Harbor.

Powered by Frankly