Anti-LGBTQ AZ Youth Pastor Charged With Child Rape

The Arizona Independent reports:

According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday August 2, 2022 at approximately 1:11 p.m., a report was received of sexual offenses involving a juvenile, one of which took place in the 4400 Block of 10th Street.

The investigation revealed that Franklin Sharples, age 34, a youth pastor at Champion Church, had committed sexual offenses against the juvenile. The offenses were reported to have taken place approximately two years ago when the juvenile was 9 years of age.

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