A local youth minister has been charged with the rape of a 13 year old girl. It allegedly happened in 2002 in another city. The girl is now 17 and has just come forward. I'm bummed about this. His church has faced allegations with a deacon who was a youth worker some years ago. I know the news will run with this and the public will make their minds up, but here's the bottom line. It doesn't matter if he's guilty or innocent. His youth ministry career is most likely over. I'm going to be praying for him either way. This hits way to close to home.