Church pastor speaks about arrest of youth pastor

Stonewall, La. - Two people from Desoto Parish are behind bars after authorities found child pornography on their cell phones.

Investigators discovered child pornography on cell phones belonging to 25-year-old Zachary S. Almarode and 18-year-old Lauren Nicole Maschino, both of  Stonewall. 

Alamarode and Maschino were arrested and booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for 2 counts of
Possession of Child Pornography. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

Almardoe was the youth pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Stonewall, La. , he has been let go since he was arrested. 

Dr. Mike Hawkins, the pastor of Salem Baptist, spoke with NBC 6 by phone.  He said,"We are heartbroken over this and we are praying for him, his family and our church.  We are focused on moving forward for what we are here for."


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