13-year-old girl has sexual relationship with her youth pastorBy Mason White 1:50 PM July 26, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A young girl was found in a car with her “boyfriend,” who was her youth pastor.
The youth pastor of California, was arrested for allegedly committing various sexual offenses against the teenager with whom he had been in a relationship according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
24-year-old Yanhao Ren, also known as Eric Ren, was arrested when agents of the California Highway Patrol found him in a vehicle with the 13-year-old victim.
After interviewing both Ren and the victim, investigators discovered that the couple had been in a sexual relationship for a few months, police said.
Ren was charged with sexual offenses including, sex crimes with a child, sodomy with a child, oral copulation with a child, penetration with a foreign object with a child, and kidnapping, police said.
Ren had reportedly been a youth leader at the Evangelical Formosan Church of Rowland Heights for the past two years. He met his victim through one of the youth programs at the church.
Ren is being held on $500,000 bail.