Former church leader accused of asking for nude photos from underage girls
A former youth minister is charged with asking for nude photos from an underage girl while working at a church here in San Antonio.
The pastor of Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church on Wurzbach in a letter states their former director of student ministry Nick Arnold was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor.
Arnold is accused of engaging in sexually themed conversations and asking for nude photos from two underage girls.
The arrest affidavit says the inappropriate conversations started more than a year ago.
The victim's mother discovered the conversations and told police.
An arrest affidavit says Arnold coached at the girl's school and investigators believe one or both girls attended Arnold's religion class.
The pastor could not comment on the allegations other than to say he believes they're an isolated incident.
The letter also states Arnold left the church in June after accepting a job at ACTS Church Lakeway in Austin.
In a statement, the pastor of the church in Austin confirms an employee was arrested by Austin police for charges filed in San Antonio.
The pastor went on to say, "…as soon as we learned of his arrest, his employment was immediately terminated."
Arnold lives in Austin and is out of jail on a $20,000 bond.