Ex-Louisiana pastor arrested twice in three months for trying to molest teen boys
A Louisiana pastor has been arrested for the second time in recent months for attempting lewd acts with a 16-year-old boy, local KATC reports.
Jules Anderson, Jr., 56, was arrested Wednesday on warrants that included using a computer to solicit a minor for sexual purposes, sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile.
In May, police arrested Anderson after finding him in his car with a different 16-year-old boy in a sugar cane field. He allegedly convinced the teen to accompany him “with the intention of engaging in sexual acts,” police told the station.
He posted $15,000 bond at the time and was freed, Fox10 reports.
According to KATC, Anderson is the bishop of the Israelite Divine Spiritual Church #2 in Four Corners, Louisiana and has launched a fundraiser to build the Universal Mission Dream Center, which he describes as:
[A] place of nourishment for the spirit, mind, and body for the betterment of heart and soul of all men and women, young and old. Today, we have a lot of talk about change needed; people are hurting, angry, confused. Many people are searching for direction and solutions for how to make a difference, to better themselves, their community, and their families.