Kansas youth minister backs out of plea deal

JUNCTION CITY, Kansas (AP) – A former Junction City minister has backed out of a plea bargain involving allegations he sexually abused young boys in his church’s congregation.

WIBW-TV reports 26-year-old Jordan Young was expected to plead guilty Tuesday to several charges as part of a negotiated settlement, but when he went into the courtroom he told the judge he didn’t want to go ahead with the deal.

Young also said he wanted to fire his attorney, which Judge David Platt approved.

Young has been in jail since his arrest last August after Junction City police investigated reports of sexual misconduct at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, where Young served as youth minister.

Assistant prosecutor Michelle Brown has given few details of the deal other than to say Young faced extensive time behind bars.

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Information from: WIBW-TV.

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