CG youth pastor charged with sex crime

| July 8, 2009

A Cottage Grove youth pastor was charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly inappropriately touching and sending texts of a sexual nature to a 15-year-old.

Jeffrey Arlan Mobley, 32, of Cottage Grove, allegedly made the sexual advances while he was a youth pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Sunfish Lake.

Mobley was charged in Dakota County District Court with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $6,000 to $20,000 fine.

According to the court complaint, Mobley allegedly hugged and grabbed the 15-year-old’s buttocks and made calls and sent text messages to the minor. Mobley confirmed to police that he had hugged and sent sexual text messages to the teenager, according to the court complaint.

The alleged incidents occurred in March of 2008, while Mobley held a position of authority over the teenager, according to the court complaint.

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