A federal grand jury indicted Ryan Daniel Crawford, 32, the former youth and associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Pineville this week for producing child pornography. The charge accuses Crawford of engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a child under the age of 15 in 2017.
Crawford also faces five counts of child molestation and one count of sexual misconduct in McDonald County Circuit Court. All alleged incidents occured between November 29 and December 18, 2017.
Crawford was a resident of Pineville, Missouri at the time of the incidents. He currently lives in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
The sexual misconduct charge will go before federal court for a jury trial.
The charge contained in this indictment is an accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented in federal court.