Pasco Youth Pastor Sentenced for Sex Abuse

A Pasco County youth minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for the sexual abuse of a minor. Scott Dewayne Wright, 35 pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a 16 year old girl in her home. Wright met the teen when he was youth pastor at Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey. Pastor Wright, a married father of four children, will also have to complete sex offender registration as well as probation. He will be barred from living near any school.
As is typical in church sex abuse cases, the youth pastor had ingratiated himself into the community and used his influence as a pastor to lure the child into the sexually abusive situation. Worshipers trusted the pastor and believed their children were safe in his company.