Former pastor Jack Schaap of The First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, was fired last month after admitting to adultery and “improper behavior” with a teenager. The Chicago Tribune reports today that Schaap has been indicted and has signed a plea agreement:
Schaap had a relationship between June 1 and July 30 with a girl who had not yet turned 18, and took her from Indiana to Illinois and to Michigan, according to the criminal information. Schaap took the girl “with the intent that she engage in sexual activity for which (Schaap could) be charged with a criminal offense,” according to the information.
In his plea agreement, which also was filed in federal court today, Schaap admits that he had sex with the girl, the girl was under his care or supervision, and he used a computer to persuade the girl to have sex with him illegally.