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Minister held on $1M bond

JC man accused of molesting boys

By The Mercury

A Junction City minister accused of the molestation of several underage boys is set to appear in Geary County District Court Tuesday in what should be his final status hearing.

Jordan Young, 25, a music minister at the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, faces multiple counts of aggravated indecent liberty with a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and solicitation of a child spread across six different cases.

According to court documents, the molestations allegedly took place from 2008 to 2012.

Young was arrested in August 2012 after the Junction City Police Department investigated tips of reported sexual misconduct at the church involving Young.

Officials have said the incidents allegedly occurred at the church, at the Apostolic Academy (a school affiliated with the church) and elsewhere.

Young’s father, Edwin Young, is the former pastor of the church, who resigned not long after his son was arrested. Authorities have said the father is also being investigated for a separate case, but said he has moved out of state.

Young is confined to the Geary County Jail on $1 million bond.

Assistant Geary County Attorney Michelle Brown is prosecuting the case. Young is represented by Thomas Lemon, an attorney out of Topeka.

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