Calif. youth pastor arrested for raping teens
March 4, 2013
CARPINTERIA — A youth pastor has been arrested for raping teenage girls he met at a California central coast church.
Santa Barbara County sheriff's investigators say 28-year-old Louis Joseph Bristol was booked on Wednesday for multiple counts of rape, child molestation and selling marijuana to minors.
Detectives say Bristol raped two underage girls in vacant rooms at the Holiday Inn Express, where he worked as an assistant manager.
They also say Bristol gave and sold marijuana to the teens and to teenagers in the youth group,
There may be more victims.
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