Psychopath Pastor
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Brent Girouex, a former youth pastor at Victory Fellowship Ministeries, was arrested earlier this month after four young men came forward with complaints that Girouex molested them, and police say the number of victims continues to rise.

Reverend Lonnie Parton said church leaders were stunned when the young men came forward with the allegations against Girouex last month. At that point, Parton told Girouex he needed to go to the police and make a full confession, which he did on February 16.

Girouex reportedly told investigators that the most sexual contact he had was with one teen over a four-year period, starting when the boy was 14. He claimed he and the teen had "mutual sexual contact" somewhere between 25-50 times over that time span. That particular teen, now an adult, told investigators the numbers were more in the vicinity of 50-100 times.

Girouex went on to say that he felt it was his duty as a youth pastor to help the teens with their homosexual urges by praying while they had sex with him. "When they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind," Girouex allegedly told investigators. He was merely helping his victims gain "sexual purity."

Three other boys, all teenagers at the time, told investigators the events occurred in Girouex's home, and all three claimed they visited the home to be "sexually purified."

Authorities say more than eight men have come forward, but they will continue to follow leads to see if there are more victims. 31-year-old Girouex was arrested on 60 counts of suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist. He was later released on $30,000 bond.