- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former Des Moines youth pastor has been given 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage girls.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan McKelvey was sentenced on Monday in Polk County District Court. He had pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a clergy.

McKelvey was a youth pastor at Heritage Assembly Church in Des Moines. Officers began investigating him after a girl and her parents alleged a sexual assault by McKelvey. A second girl then reported similar incidents.

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