York Co. youth pastor faces sex crimes charges

WVEC News 13


August 13, 2009

Jack Duffer (from Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

YORK COUNTY – A youth pastor is charged with sex crimes involving an underage girl.

Investigators say Jack Ryan Duffer had consensual sexual contact with the teen at a home in York County late last month or early this month.

The 40-year-old was arrested Thursday.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dennis Ivey told WVEC.com he knows the girl, who is over age 13, through Seaford Baptist Church, where he is the youth pastor.

He’s being held without bond on one count each of taking indecent liberties with a minor child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

“We are saddened and disappointed by the recent arrest of our youth pastor,” said Pastor Gene Corett in a prepared statement.  “As soon as we heard that he was under investigation, he was immediately suspended as pastor and has been told that he is prohibited from having any further contact with our youth.  We take the safety of our children very seriously and make every effort to create a safe and nurturing environment for them.”


The church Website says Duffy has been married for 18 years and has four children.


SNAP Note: Seaford Baptist Church in Virginia is shown as an SBC-affiliated church.