Pastor Brent Girouex of Council Bluffs, Iowa told detectives that he had sex with the four boys he's accused of molesting in order to help them achieve "sexual purity in the eyes of God."
Court documents indicated Girouex told investigators the most sexual contact he had was with one teen over a four-year period, starting when the boy was 14 years old. Girouex speculated that he had “mutual” sexual contact with the teen between “25 and 50 times” over the four-year period. When investigators spoke to the teen, who is now an adult, he told them the number was between 50 and 100 times. Girouex allegedly said as a youth pastor he felt it was his duty “to help (the teen) with homosexual urges by praying while he had sexual contact with him.” Several additional victims also spoke with detectives. At least three others – who were teenagers when the incidents occurred – told investigators the events happened at Girouex’s home. All three said they were at the house to be helped with “sexual purity.”Pastor Girouex: "When they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind." Police say that a total of eight alleged victims have come forward so far.