CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Ruven Meulenberg? Former Youth Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California Accused of Molesting 4 Teenage Boys [#RuvenMeulenberg #YouthPastor]
A former Orange County youth pastor who worked at a prominent megachurch has been accused of molesting 4 teenage boys.
Ruven Meulenberg, 39, supervised junior-high school students at Saddleback Church, a famous evangelical Christian megachurch in Lake Forest, California.
Meulenberg and his twin brother also appeared on a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming and music production.
In May 2017, Meulenberg was arrested for allegedly engaging in obscene behavior and having an improper relationship with 2 14-year-old twin boys.
The instances occurred between May 2016 and May 2017 at a movie theater and in the pastor’s car, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
At the time of the alleged abuse, one of the victims was a frequent attendee of Saddleback Church’s Junior High Ministry program, which is “designed specifically to help 7th-8th graders connect with Jesus, each other, and a caring adult,” according to Saddleback Church.
If convicted of all counts, Meulenberg may face life in prison, according to prosecutors.
He was freed and is under GPS monitoring while awaiting trial in both criminal charges.
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