PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. — Police say a 20-year-old youth pastor accused of sending pictures of his genitals to teenage boys in a church youth group has been arrested in central Alabama.
Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Bill Veitch tells local news media that Brandon Wade White used social media platforms such as Snapchat to solicit minors. He is charged with enticing a minor, sodomy second degree, possession of child pornography and electronic solicitation of a minor.
White, a college student, is a member of the youth group at First Baptist Church of Pleasant Grove.
Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid says the victim’s age range was from 13 to 17.
White is being held at the Jefferson County jail on a $220,000 bond. He was arrested and released Thursday.