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Pastor arrested after having sex with boys to cure their homosexuality

By Mason White 11:51 AM September 10, 2013
Brent Girouex 

By: Eva Fett
A pastor was arrested and charged with child rape related charges after allegedly raping several boys. He told the boys that he needs to have sex with them in order to cure their homosexuality, according to police reports in Iowa.

The former youth pastor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, said he had sex with teens because it was his pastoral duty “to help them with homosexual urges by praying while he had sexual relations with them.

However, police took a different view of his actions. Earlier this month, Brent Girouex, 31, was arrested on 60 counts of suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.

In February, Girouex told police detectives that he had sexual contact with four young boys, beginning in 2007 in order to help them gain “sexual purity in the eyes of God.”

Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber said that at least eight men have filed complaints against Girouex that he sexually abused them.

The pastor called the contact “mutual,” and said that it had occurred between “25 and 50 times” during the period.

Other young men, who were teenagers when the incidents occurred, told investigators the sex occurred at the home of Girouex. All were told that they would be helped with “sexual purity.”

“When you ejaculate, you will get rid of the evil thoughts in your mind,” Girouex allegedly told the kids.

Wilber said investigators are following leads to see if there are more victims. Girouex was freed on $30,000 bond.