Former youth pastor pleads guilty in federal child sex crime case

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Published: May. 16, 2022 at 10:51 AM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 7:49 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A former Evansville youth minister has pleaded guilty to an eight-count indictment in federal court in Tennessee.

[Trial date set for former Evansville youth minister]

[Former youth minister arrested for rape now facing federal charges]

Joshua Henley pleaded guilty Monday.

Online federal court records first showed he only pleaded guilty to one count. A press release from the U.S. Department of Justice went out Tuesday saying it was all eight counts. Online records were later changed to reflect the same.

As we reported, Henley was fired from Washington Avenue Church of Christ after those charges were filed.

Previously, Henley faced local statutory rape and sexual battery charges in Tennessee.

Joshua Burton Henley, 32
Joshua Burton Henley, 32(Benton County Sheriff’s Department)

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