Ex-youth pastor gets 30 years for mol...

Ex-youth pastor gets 30 years for molesting girls

There are 47 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Ex-youth pastor gets 30 years for molesting girls. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A former youth pastor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping and molesting three young girls he met through his family's church between 2005 and 2007.

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Dissapointed

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Oct 27, 2010
This don't surprise me one bit. I stopped going to the church after he kept calling my cell phone trying to hit on me when I gave the number to his wife so that I could be more involved in their services. Of course I wasnt that young at the time but still, he should have been a better influence. The bad thing about it is that he was actually a good speaker, his words were actually touching. I guess he just didn't listen to his own advice. After I stopped going, I one day I felt an overwhelming need to go to the services which at that time was on Picacho. There was a guest speaker from I believe Albuquerque talking about being a hypocrite,unloyal and unfaithful to your spouse. He spoke about the devil using sexual wants against church members. I knew he was talking about him! He knew it too cause he fell down to his knees a sobbed. I hope that his wife finally leaves him and finds someone better because she appears to be a good person as well as his father and mother. It appears that this apple fell far from the tree.
SSDD

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Oct 27, 2010
It's ok, God will forgive you(and help you brush up your technique in prison where you will profess your faith for the parole board).
actually

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Oct 27, 2010
Dissapointed wrote:
This don't surprise me one bit. I stopped going to the church after he kept calling my cell phone trying to hit on me when I gave the number to his wife so that I could be more involved in their services. Of course I wasnt that young at the time but still, he should have been a better influence. The bad thing about it is that he was actually a good speaker, his words were actually touching. I guess he just didn't listen to his own advice. After I stopped going, I one day I felt an overwhelming need to go to the services which at that time was on Picacho. There was a guest speaker from I believe Albuquerque talking about being a hypocrite,unloyal and unfaithful to your spouse. He spoke about the devil using sexual wants against church members. I knew he was talking about him! He knew it too cause he fell down to his knees a sobbed. I hope that his wife finally leaves him and finds someone better because she appears to be a good person as well as his father and mother. It appears that this apple fell far from the tree.
be careful before you judge. if this guy was calling you, i bet your hot, and i bet you have slept around.. who cares if your married or not, your guilty of sexual sin as well. lots of people are. i am not making excuses, but don't judge, we all need mercy.
Kate

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Oct 27, 2010
"sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping and molesting three young girls" Wow what is wrong with our laws! This SOB should be getting sentenced to death!
You Cannot Be Serious

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Oct 27, 2010
actually wrote:
<quoted text>
be careful before you judge. if this guy was calling you, i bet your hot, and i bet you have slept around.. who cares if your married or not, your guilty of sexual sin as well. lots of people are. i am not making excuses, but don't judge, we all need mercy.
I...I don't know even know how to respond to this lunacy!
morgan

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Oct 27, 2010
actually wrote:
<quoted text>
be careful before you judge. if this guy was calling you, i bet your hot, and i bet you have slept around.. who cares if your married or not, your guilty of sexual sin as well. lots of people are. i am not making excuses, but don't judge, we all need mercy.
The mercy is only a 30 year sentence and not being castrated.

As far as "sexual sin," how do you know who is guilty of what? Unless you have some direct evidence, you don't know squat.
wally

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Oct 27, 2010
This is a lesson to all the single mothers out there with a live in boyfriend. Watch your kids, girls or boys and don't trust, even if he is a "pastor, cop or teacher" Make your kids safety your number one priority and not your own personal "needs". Be Smart and Open Your Eyes!!
Reach out touch someone

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Oct 27, 2010
"...Victory Outreach Church, where Escudero's father was the primary pastor..."

Need to check up on the dad as well so make sure he isn't "reaching out" too young people.
LORD

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 27, 2010
Victory Outreach isnt a church, its a place for inmates to get out of jail early because they found god! if you look at the majority of the people there. they probably just got out of jail, or some kind or trouble.
Reach out touch someone

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Oct 27, 2010
Kate wrote:
"sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping and molesting three young girls" Wow what is wrong with our laws! This SOB should be getting sentenced to death!
Move to Iran, you'll fit right in.
Reach out touch someone

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Oct 27, 2010
morgan wrote:
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The mercy is only a 30 year sentence and not being castrated.
As far as "sexual sin," how do you know who is guilty of what? Unless you have some direct evidence, you don't know squat.
According to most Christians, the female is usually the guilty party (and they'll point out the fall of man was caused by Eve).

And in Sarah Palin's Alaska, if a woman gets raped, she'll have to pay for her rape kit because the State of Alaska won't.
You know it

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Oct 27, 2010
LORD wrote:
Victory Outreach isnt a church, its a place for inmates to get out of jail early because they found god! if you look at the majority of the people there. they probably just got out of jail, or some kind or trouble.
People in jail or out of jail doesn't matter, All kids should be protected by their parents whether in "church, school and from the mother's new "boyfriend". Get real, only difference is people in jail only got caught. Attitudes like that is what puts kids in jeopardy.
Christian view

United States

#14 Oct 27, 2010
Reach out touch someone wrote:
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According to most Christians, the female is usually the guilty party (and they'll point out the fall of man was caused by Eve).
And in Sarah Palin's Alaska, if a woman gets raped, she'll have to pay for her rape kit because the State of Alaska won't.
Silly remark. Obviously, you don't have any basis for your comment about what most Christians think. What study are you citing? From what source do you get your information?

As a Christian, I find your statement ludicrous and inflammatory. Perhaps you need to do some investigating before you make irresponsible statements.

Even the New England primer taught the letter "A" by "In ADAM'S fall, we sinned all. Look, no EVE!
Al Reine

United States

#18 Oct 27, 2010
Sin, Sin, Holly, Holly Sin ! The Diablo will make things very hot ! This is not in my Fathers world ??

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#19 Oct 27, 2010
LORD wrote:
Victory Outreach isnt a church, its a place for inmates to get out of jail early because they found god! if you look at the majority of the people there. they probably just got out of jail, or some kind or trouble.
Victory Outreach is what I have always called "the gangsters for God". I'm glad for them that this outreach ministry exists and we all know that most of these silly rabbits
are either sentenced to continue their "outreach" or violate their parole. It is pretty easy to violate. You screw up just a little and back you go.

Better that these guys meet and greet like a boy scout troop, which should mostly keep
them accounted for and out of immediate troubles.

But we also know that these dirty angles with singed wings get that way from flying
a little too close to the ground and the flames of temptation.

Best way to go is to not join gangs.
Any Gangs.

Be your own man for your own best causes. Not because a covered guy with prison tattoos
makes himself feel like a better man when clearly he is not.

He is a social failure that the prison had to release.

It was time for him to see if he can grow up now. And not at his abuela's house.
Brouhaha

Washington, DC

#20 Oct 27, 2010
Fresno, CA? Imagine that. Lol

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#21 Oct 27, 2010
Victory Outreach??? WTF? If you need to surround yourself with the likes of them, you deserve them. Offer them a hand-up and tell them to leave,(I've done that and the answer was,) " these are my brothers and sisters, I'll stand by them". Later that week he did a drive-by shooting.
Be wary of these thugs doing "God's work",
Facecious

Las Cruces, NM

#23 Oct 27, 2010
Leslie wrote:
<quoted text>. For a youth pastor you have a horrible vocabulary!
I think he was being sarcastic? He was being overly verbal on the "I'm a Youth Pastor" part, as anybody can call themselves a Youth Pastor! No experience, no education, no qualifications, and no backround check to pass! So yes his choice of vocabulary is suspect as to what he/she used to describe the criminal, but yet again Webster is always updating their definitions. Go figure! Are you a youth pastor? Which church? What time? What service? How long have you've been a youth pastor? Really? Ok your hired?
Blue

Las Cruces, NM

#24 Oct 27, 2010
Thirty years is a just punishment. EXCEPT he will not serve 30 years, will be kept in segregated confinment for his "protection" and pedophiles are never cured and stay preditors. When he gets out he will claim to be changed and found GOD...again.
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Oct 27, 2010
actually wrote:
<quoted text>
be careful before you judge. if this guy was calling you, i bet your hot, and i bet you have slept around.. who cares if your married or not, your guilty of sexual sin as well. lots of people are. i am not making excuses, but don't judge, we all need mercy.
Since when is it a womans fault if a guy is a slimeball?

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