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SEX ABUSE: Youth Pastor Pleads Not Guilty

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Ryan McKelvey

A former Des Moines youth pastor pleaded not guilty to sex abuse charges Monday morning.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan McKelvey has been charged with two counts of third degree sex abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor.

Police say McKelvey had inappropriate sexual relations with two teenage girls during his time as a youth pastor at Heritage Assembly of God Church in Des Moines.

Mckelvey’s trial is set for November 18th.