Pittsburg Pastor Duane Youngblood Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Molesting 2 Teenage Boys  

Posted on April 29, 2015


Follow me on Twitter @WilliamGMcCray and Instagram @SirWilliamGMcCrayIII to keep up on the latest!                               Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God meets Drug Dealers And Killers Strike Again with Obnoxious Extreme Ratchet Behavior Exposed……Duane Youngblood is another sleaze bag that has bite the dust.  This so called Pnacostal Pastor likes to sex teenage boys and has gotten busted for taking advantage of two young male members of his church.  Dirty as he can be, Youngblood was actuall working with one of the young me for having been sexually violated by his cousin and look at what dirt bag Youngblood does , make his situation worst.  Now he has to deal with the harsh reality his cousin and his pastor did this awful thing to him.                                                                                                       The pastor of a Homestead church was sentenced Tuesday to 16 to 48 months in prison for sexually abusing two teenage boys he was counseling between 2009 and 2011.n.                                                                                                    Duane E. Youngblood, 48, of Wilkinsburg got three years of probation as well from Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jill E. Rangos.                Youngblood pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony count of corruption of minors before Rangos on Dec. 15.                                                                     Rangos ordered that Youngblood be registered as a lifetime sex offender under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.                                                                       That reaffirmed a Megan’s Law order issued by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman when Youngblood was sentenced in 2008 upon pleading guilty to sexual assault.                                                                          Court records show that Allegheny County police charged him in 2006 with sexual assault, corruption of minors and other charges.                                       In that case, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old in 2002 while counseling the boy, police said at the time. The teen sought counseling from Youngblood because a cousin had molested him, according to a police affidavit.                                                                                                               Cashman sentenced Youngblood to a year of house arrest and seven years of probation as part of a plea deal.                                                             Youngblood’s attorney, Milton E. Raiford, said his client officially retained the title of pastor at Higher Call World Outreach Ministries Inc. in Homestead but ultimately will turn that position over to someone else.                                          “I believe that the glory of justice is a life that is redeemed,” Raiford said after the sentencing Tuesday. “The foundation of such a life is repentance. The crown of such a life is forgiveness. My client is very repentant, he is very contrite. He takes accountability for what he did. He recognizes that those who are abused are more likely to become abusers.”                                                 Both cases centered on incidents reported to authorities by boys counseled by Youngblood at Higher Call.                                                                        Youngblood founded the church in his former home in Wilmerding, and in 2003 Higher Call purchased the former SS. Peter & Paul church building at 1321 Mifflin St. in Homestead.                                                                                 “The church is going to be in good shape,” Raiford said.                                   Since Youngblood’s arrest last summer he has been held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.                                                                         Youngblood initially was arrested on a corruption charge filed July 12 related to an allegation that he inappropriately touched a teen victim — who is now 21 — on about 25 occasions while he was counseling the youth between 2009 and 2011.                                                                                                                         In August, additional charges were filed against Youngblood for sexual contact he had with a second victim, who is now 23.                                                          The second victim told police that he and Youngblood had sexual relations on five or six occasions over a three-week period when the victim was 17 and 18.     One count was waived to court while the other was turned over to administrative closure.                                                                                         Raiford said his client had himself been a victim.                                                  “My client was abused as a young, talented musician in the church by other church leaders,” the attorney said. “He prays, in time, that those he has victimized can forgive him. In the meantime, he recognizes and takes accountability for not being the safe place he should have been as a person in authority in the church.”                                                                                                A message left with Higher Call seeking comment was not returned by presstime.                                                                                                                Higher Call is the fourth church in that building, originally built as First Evangelical Reformed Church in 1929. In 1941 the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh bought the church after SS. Peter & Paul was forced to move with other First Ward homes, businesses and churches leveled to make way for what for nearly five decades would be the Homestead District Works of first Carnegie-Illinois Steel and then U.S. Steel.                                                             That area became the Waterfront in 1999.                                                                  In 1990 Apostolic Faith Assembly bought the SS. Peter & Paul building from the diocese for $20,000 after the merger of six Catholic parishes that formed St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in Homestead, North Munhall and part of West Homestead.                                                                                                             Higher Call bought the building for $1 from Apostolic Faith Assembly.