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Minnesota Youth Pastor Charged With Soliciting Girls

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota youth pastor has been charged with trying to solicit nude photos from adolescent girls online.

A criminal complaint says 24-year-old Matthew Boos, of St. Louis Park, told investigators he had posed as a 15-year-old girl on Facebook and another social media site.

River Valley Church in Savage says it has fired Boos, who worked there for three years.

The charges filed Monday relate to a girl from Pope County in western Minnesota, but a criminal complaint says Pope met many of his victims through his job as a youth pastor.

River Valley Church pastor Darin Poli said previously that Boos passed a background check before he was hired by the six-campus ministry. The church issued a statement Monday saying it was cooperating with law enforcement.

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