SEXUAL ABUSE: Youth Pastor Pleads Guilty
A former Des Moines youth pastor pleaded guilty to two sexual abuse charges, Tuesday.
Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan McKelvey was charged in August 2013 after a teenage girl and her parents went to Des Moines police, claiming the teen had been sexually assaulted.
McKelvey is a former youth pastor at Heritage Assembly of God Church
During the investigation, police discovered a second victim in the case. McKelvey was charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.
The plea means McKelvey avoids a trial which was due to start Wednesday. Sentencing is set for March 24.