Youth pastor in 3 parishes sought for molestation of boys
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) –
The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for a 36-year-old youth minister accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with two teen males.
Most of the incidents are reported to have occurred at the Baronne Street home of Ryan Scott Rodgers.
Rodgers is accused of touching the two teenage boys inappropriately while they were sleeping. Both victims told detectives that they were awakened by Rogers fondling them. The victims told Detective Stephanie Taillon that Rodgers sexually abused them for over a year.
During the course of the investigation, Taillon learned that Rodgers would buy the teen underwear and make them pose in front of him. Rodgers is a youth minister at several local churches in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes.
New Orleans detectives believe Rodgers sexually assaulted other victims during this same time period. The NOPD is urging any other victims to contact Special Victims Unit Detective Taillon at (504) 658-5753.
Once he is caught, Rodgers will be booked with sexual battery and seven counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.