“Youth For Christ” Shut Down After Director Has Sex With 13 Year Old

I think my job is getting too easy. I don’t even have to make arguments anymore. Just take a look at the news, I see these types of articles once a week.

Youth For Christ shuttered

SARASOTA COUNTY — Youth For Christ officials said Saturday the center for teenagers will be closed until further notice following accusations that the director had a sexual relationship with a girl beginning when she was 13 years old.

Martin Moore, 42, handed in his letter of resignation Thursday and was arrested later that day on sexual battery charges. He remained in the Sarasota County jail Saturday on $251,000 bond.

The local chapter of the Christian teen center, located at 2800 Ashton Road, closed Friday and officials said they are unsure when it will reopen.

“The number one concern is the kids and all of the emotions,” said Don Gingerich, chairman of the Youth For Christ board. “We have been in touch with parents and churches that we work with to make sure they have what they need.”

Gingerich declined to comment further on the accusations against Moore.

Moore was arrested after the girl, who is now 17, told a teacher that she had a sexual relationship with him since she was 13.