Spencer Pastor Faces Felony Charges

Date posted - August 19, 2016

handcuffs - subject inSpencer, Iowa — A Pastor at a Spencer church has been charged with three felony counts, and two misdemeanor counts, of sexual exploitation by a counselor.

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent In Charge Darrell Simmons, says 51-year-old Kevin Grimes was the Pastor of the Dayspring Assembly of God Church in Spencer, and the C-E-O of the Spencer Dream Center.

Simmons says the charges were not based on that complaint, but were from the investigation of others.

Grimes allegedly had text conversations of a sexual nature and also shared nude photographs of himself with people he was counseling. Investigators also learned that Mr. Grimes had also had a sexual relationship with people he counseled. Simmons says there won’t be any more charges.

Kevin Grimes turned himself in late Wednesday afternoon and posted a five-thousand dollar bond. He is due back in court on August 31st.

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