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Va. Youth Leader Facing Additional Charge After 2nd Victim Comes Forward, Police Say

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    Va. Youth Leader Facing Additional Charge After 2nd Victim Comes Forward, Police Say
    Prince William County Police

    What to Know

    • Two youth pastors in Prince William County, Virginia, have been accused of having inappropriate relationships with minors.

    • Jordon Baird, 25, is a youth pastor for The Life Church in Manassas. Police say he inappropriately touched a 16-year-old girl at church.

    • Derrick Trump, 28, was the director of youth ministries at a church in Nokesville. He is also accused of inappropriately touching a minor.

    A youth pastor in Northern Virginia is facing an additional charge after police say another teenage girl accused him of making inappropriate statements and exposing himself to her. 

    Jordan Baird, 25, is the youth pastor at The Life Church at 11234 Balls Ford Road in Manassas.

    Earlier this month, Baird was arrested after a 16-year-old girl told police he sent her inappropriate text messages and touched her inappropriately at the church numerous times between January and September 2015.

    After his arrest, a second victim told police that Baird had inappropriate sexual contact with her, made inappropriate statements and exposed himself to her at the church in 2013. 

    Local Church Youth Leaders Arrested for Inappropriate Contact With Teens

    [DC] Local Church Youth Leaders Arrested for Inappropriate Contact With Teens
    Two youth leaders at separate churches in Prince William County are under arrest for allegedly having inappropriate contact with teenage girls in their respective congregations. News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2016)

    Baird's father, David Baird, is the senior pastor at The Life Church, which has four locations in Northern Virginia.

    In a statement to News4, The Life Church said a church volunteer first notified leaders of Baird's alleged misconduct on June 10, 2016 and the church placed Baird on a leave of absence as they conducted an internal investigation.

    "Jordan denies all allegations brought by Prince William County, but remains on leave from the church until the charges are resolved," The Life Church's statement read in part.

    Baird was previously charged with two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian. He is now facing an additional count of the same charge.