Pastor accused of grooming a 15 year old girl

Washington Youth Pastor, Kendal Kippen

Predator posed as a conservative Christian pastor for years before he finally got arrested.

Washington Youth Pastor, Kendal Kippen was arrested on two counts of 3rd-degree child rape. He is accused of preying on and grooming a 15-year-old girl that he met at a youth camp in 2017. Kippen, at the time, was 22 years old. He is now 27 years old.

The Everett Herald reports that prosecutors say that Kippen “flattered the girl and exchanged contact information, and then told the girl not to tell anyone about their relationship until she turned 16 years old”. The girl told prosecutors that she, “felt comfortable exchanging her information with Kippen because he was a church leader”.

In 2020, police received an anonymous call from someone that reported “inappropriate relations with multiple young congregants” reports Brad Reed from the Raw Story, “The caller was concerned because it appeared the leaders of the church, which included the defendant’s father, were attempting to handle the situation without involving law enforcement”.

Kippen seems to understand that the breakdown of the family unit is much of the reason that this country is hurting as it is. His pinned tweet reads, “I believe the greatest threat to America is the deterioration of the family unit. Until family is restored, we will be hard pressed to heal a hurting nation.”

Read the story by Brad Reed at the Raw Story, Conservative Christian pastor arrested for child rape after allegedly grooming underage girl.  

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