Volunteer youth pastor arrested for sexually assaulting a minor

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Arkansas authorities have arrested a volunteer youth pastor after he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

According to a press release, 30-year-old Derek Smittle, 30, of Centerton, is suspected of having sexual relations with a minor female in Bentonville.

Smittle attended the same church as the minor, where he was a volunteer youth pastor.

Smittle was booked into the Benton County Jail for first-degree sexual assault.  Smittle was later released after posting bond.

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