FORMER CHAMPAIGN YOUTH PASTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPING TEEN PARISHIONER
February 22, 2021
URBANA — A former youth minister at a Champaign church who admitted repeatedly having sex with an underage teen parishioner faces up to 23 years in prison when he is sentenced.
Roger VanRaden, 49, whose last known address was on County Road 2900 North in rural Rantoul, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of criminal sexual assault for having sex with a teenage girl who was in his congregation.
In a plea agreement negotiated by Assistant State’s Attorney Troy Lozar and Urbana attorney Evan Bruno, the state dismissed