Youth Pastor Arrested

By: Ruther Sasser, B.C.S.O
By: Ruther Sasser, B.C.S.O

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Bay County Sheriff's Office Friday arrested a local youth pastor and charged him with molesting a minor under the age of 16.

The victim recently came to family members and told them about an incident which allegedly occurred this past summer. According to the victim, while on an outing with the youth group, the youth pastor fondled and rubbed her. Family members made an report to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

David Griffith, 36, of 1961 Sunny Hills Drive, Chipley, was arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation. At the time of the incident, Griffith was working as youth pastor of Cornerstone Family Fellowship at 122 Airport Road in Panama City.

Griffith is no longer employed by the church.


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