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Who Is Stephen Bates and why was he arrested? charges explained

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Who Is Stephen Bates and why was he arrested? charges explained: Pastor Stephen Bates of the Nashua Bible Baptist Church is making the headlines right now after being arrested for child abuse and pedophile charges. Now, this news has been going viral on the internet. As soon as the news of his crime broke out, several people have reacted to the news and also shared their thoughts on the matter. People are shocked after hearing the news. However, it is not for the first time that something like this has come out about any pastor. Prior to this, as well, we have come to know about such cases. In this article, we are going to provide you with all information about this case. Follow More Update On CmaTrends.com

Stephen Bates Arrested

Who Is Stephen Bates?

As per the sources, Stephen Bates, the pastor of Bible Baptist Church aged 46 was arrested for child abuse and pedophile charges. His arrest was made on Tuesday at the Church’s Caldwell Road location. The Nashua Police Department was being reported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the year 2016 that child sexual abuse photos were accessed by an IP address associated with this church, as per the police reports. As per the authorities, similar tips were collected in the year 2017.

Stephen Bates Arrested

Following the Homeland Security Investigations in Denver, Colorado made an online sexual exploitation investigation, officers said an IP address associated with the Bible Baptist Church got pictures in 2019. As per the officers the Tallahassee Police Department in Florida connected to an IP address associated with the Bible Baptist Church to scrutiny into publicly available sexual abuse pictures all over the internet in 2020. Homeland Security in Blaine, Washington linked to a social media chat about a suspect and an unknown individual’s common interest having sexual contact with minor age girls to an IP address linked with Nashua church in the year 2021.

Why was Stephen Bates Arrested?

After a very long investigation, the pastor was arrested and charged with receiving child sexual abuse pictures. The investigators said that all those investigations in several states during the three years have all pointed to IP addresses linked with the Bible Baptist Church The investigators of the case said that they have collected enough proof to get a search warrant. He started his ministry at Nashua Bible Baptist Church on 07 August 2005. Not much information is available about the pastor yet. Soon, we will get more information about the case and also let you know for sure. Stay tuned with us for more updates.