Police: Youth pastor admits to inappropriate acts with 18 children

Police: Youth pastor admits to inappropriate acts with 18 children

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An 18-year-old youth pastor admitted to Baton Rouge Police he performed inappropriate acts with approximately 18 children in the past 10 years. This comes after he was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile after being accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl.

Police were called to a house on Uncas St. in Baton Rouge on Jan. 24 around midnight after the 12-year-old victim told her mother that Kentrell Jackson "touched her." The victim told police it happened on Jan. 23 around 10 p.m. She also told police it happened one other time, but she was "too scared to say anything," according to the probable cause report.

About 12 hours later, officials say Jackson arrived at the police station where he admitted to officers that he did commit the acts the victim accused him of. He also told officers there were other victims he wanted to talk about.

The probable cause report states during the interview, Jackson admitted to acts with the 18 other children, and it began when he was 8 years old. He told officers the victims were between the ages of 6 and 13 at the time. He also said the victims were both male and female, some were family members and others were members of his church. He admitted to inappropriately touching the children and performing oral sex on several of them.

Detectives are attempting to locate the remaining victims and more charges are expected against Jackson.

He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $30,000 bond.

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