A Levelland youth pastor will be allowed to bond out of jail on multiple conditions set by a judge Wednesday morning.
25-year-old Trevor Fortner is charged with enticement of a minor. Last month, police say Fornter sent sexually explicit pictures and text messages to an undercover officer, who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.
Fortner served as a youth minister at the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Levelland. He was also an employee of the First Baptist Church in Lubbock where he was arrested last Wednesday when approached by FBI agents and Lubbock police officers.
Wednesday morning, the federal magistrate judge handed down three pages of conditions that have to be met in order for Fortner to bond out of jail. As of Wednesday afternoon, Fornter was still behind bars with no word yet on what his bond will be set at.
Since Fortner's offense deals with a minor he met over the internet, many of his conditions deal with internet use.
These are just a few of the conditions he must abide by:
These are just a few of the guidelines Fortner will have to follow. If he fails to adhere to these requirements, he could be arrested and charged with other offenses.
Pastor Roy Prather with the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Levelland released this statement on Wednesday:
Trevor Fortner was hired on February 17, 2013 as the youth minister at Fifth Street Baptist Church. He was not a member of Fifth Street but was serving in the capacity of youth minister. On Friday morning, May 10th, we were informed by authorities that Mr. Fortner had been taken into custody. Our immediate reaction was shock and dismay. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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