SHILOH, IL (KTVI) – A youth minister at First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights Illinois is accused of sexually abusing young boys. Jeffrey Strait, 47, has been charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse with a victim over 13, but under the age of 17. Police say the incidents occurred at his home in Shiloh, Illinois.
In a release Shiloh Police say, "We are confident that none of these acts were committed at the First Baptist Church and that no other personnel at the church knew that the offenses were being committed."
Jeffrey Strait is currently being held at the St. Clair County Jail. His bond is set at $500,000.
Police are looking for more victims and more leads in this case. If you have any information call the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047.