Youth minister charged with sex with teen

Christopher Evans (Source: Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Evans (Source: Clermont County Sheriff's Office)

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont County youth minister has been charged with sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg says his office received information on Dec. 7 about Christopher Evans, 39, having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old female.

After an investigation, Evans was charged with sexual battery.

Police say Evans is the youth pastor at Saltair Church of Christ since November of 2007.

"A sexual relationship began with a female teenager in mid-July and continued until authorities were notified." said Rick W. Combs, Chief Deputy. "The suspect responded to the Sheriff's Office for questioning and was co-operative with investigators.

Combs said there is no indication that anything took place at the church or during church activities, and no other victims have been identified.

"All information at this point indicates that the conduct took place at the subject's home on Pitzer Road," said Combs.

Rodenberg said additional charges may be filed when the case goes to the grand jury.

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