NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The youth minister accused of having sex with two teen males surrendered to authorities on Friday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Ryan Scott Rodgers, 36, arrived at police headquarters around 10:45 a.m. Friday and surrendered to police.
Most of the incidents are reported to have occurred at the Baronne Street home of Rodgers.
He is accused of touching the two teenage boys inappropriately while they were sleeping. Both victims told detectives that they were awakened by Rogers fondling them. The victims told Detective Stephanie Taillon that Rodgers sexually abused them for over a year.
During the course of the investigation, Taillon learned that Rodgers would buy the teen underwear and make them pose in front of him. Rodgers is a youth minister at several local churches in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes.
Rodgers was booked with sexual battery and seven counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.