New Jersey youth pastor arrested on sex charges

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Friday, March 20, 2015

WYCOFF (WABC) -- A New Jersey youth pastor was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

David Hayman, 37, of Oradell and former pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Wycoff, is accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with youth members of the church.

Police say Hayman engaged in inappropriate sexual contact and exchanged explicit videos with two 16-year-old girls on multiple occasions.

Hayman is also accused of sending multiple sexually explicit text messages to three other girls.

Hayman was the Pastor of Youth and Children's Ministries for nearly 10 years, where he was led a high school youth group and oversaw younger aged youth groups. He was fired from his position during the summer of 2014 when the church learned of inappropriate text messages he sent.

All of the alleged crimes took place while he was employed with the church.

Hayman is charged with two counts of sexual assault and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He is being held on $250,000 at Bergen County Jail and was ordered no contact with the victims.