ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - A youth pastor is facing criminal charges for an alleged sexual relationship he had with a female when she was a juvenile.
According to the Zachary Police Department, detectives arrested and charged Clayton Hand, 25, and charged him with indecent behavior with a juvenile.
The investigation against Head as launched in May 2017 after allegations about inappropriate relationships surfaced.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid confirms that three victims came forward with allegations. However, investigators were only able to confirm that one victim was underage at the time the contact occurred.
The alleged relationship occurred roughly four years ago.
Hand is a youth pastor at a church located in Clinton, but the interaction between Hand and the teen happened in the Zachary area.
Chief McDavid noted that the case is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
Hand was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond.