Arkansas youth pastor arrested for rape of 13-year-old
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Monday, a Hot Springs youth pastor was arrested for the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
The victim confirmed that Andrew Lee Jackson, 28, was her youth pastor at her church.
In a police report, the victim stated that she and Jackson engaged in sexual intercourse five different times at his residence that he shared with his wife.
She reportedly explained that she would often spend the night at his home in the living room on the couch with Jackson and his wife on separate sections of the couch.
The Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division began the investigation in November.
Earlier this month, police reportedly found inappropriate text messages on the victim’s phone between the two.
He was arrested for three counts of rape in White Hall by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.