Brooks youth pastor fired, arrested for sex abuse

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BROOKS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A youth pastor in Brooks, an unincorporated community north of Salem, has been arrested over claims of sexual abuse, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a release Wednesday.

Peter Bass, a 36-year-old man who’s served as the youth pastor for Brooks Assembly of God, was taken into police custody Wednesday morning. He’s awaiting arraignment on 30 sodomy and sex abuse charges.

Bass was fired from his position with the church following his arrest, the sheriff’s office said. No alleged victim of Bass’ have ties to the church, MCSO said.

Sheriff’s officials have not released details surrounding the allegations against Bass.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the MCSO at 503.316.6635.

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