Former Rochester Pastor Charged with Child Porn

Updated: 03/27/2014 11:37 AM
Created: 03/27/2014 11:29 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A pastor who spent several years in Rochester, has been arrested and charged in Missouri for child porn.

Matthew Luetke, 35, is charged with one count of promoting child pornography.

The St. Charles County, Mo Cyber Crime Unit says investigator discovered Luetke was sharing child pornography from his home computer.

Luetke was an associate pastor at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rochester from 2006-2013.

During that time, Luetke also served as principal of Precious is the Child Preschool that is associated with the church.

According to a court document, Luetke admitted to police that he "developed a problem with viewing child pornography" since around 2004.  Police found images of girls between the ages of 9-13.

Police say he had daily contact with children at his church in Missouri, and they wanted to note Luetke admitted that between 2004 and 2008, he had female relatives touch his genitals.

ABC 6 News is speaking with church leaders in Rochester, and we'll share what steps they've taken, tonight on ABC 6 News.

Matthew Luetke
St. Louis County Jail
Letter from Ascension Lutheran, in Rochester, sent to parishioners.

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