Former Des Moines youth paster faces sex abuse charges

(Radio Iowa) – A former youth pastor at a Des Moines church is facing sexual abuse charges.  Ryan-McKelvey

Des Moines police say they were contacted by a female juvenile and her parents who said she had been sexually assaulted by Ryan McKelvey, the former youth pastor at Heritage Assembly Church.

The police report says a second possible victim was discovered during the investigation, and that victim confirmed inappropriate sexual incidents with McKelvey. McKelvey was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation by clergy and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.