(11-7-22) The Allen County Sheriff’s Office started a local investigation into the local Teens For Christ organization. Today the office updated the future plans of the investigation.

Press Release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office:

As you are aware, we have been investigating complaints involving members and staff of a local Teens for Christ chapter for several months. As of the date of this email no state charges have been filed and it is unknown if any will be.

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As this investigation has proceeded, we have found that many complaints cross state lines and some of the alleged questionable conduct has occurred far outside of this agency’s jurisdiction.  As earlier noted, we preemptively reached out to federal law enforcement partners believing this was a likely outcome. As of this Friday, our Detective Bureau has closed their portion of this investigation and turned all of its finding over the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

We do not have a timeline on their investigation. We understand that citizens want answers; however, as with all cases, we will not sacrifice the quality of an investigation for expediency. We will assist the FBI in whatever they request from this office related to this matter and we look forward to seeing it concluded with every complaint being heard, investigated, and resolved in the best interest of the individuals involved and the community at large.

Even though the case has been transferred to the FBI our Detectives will still accept information and new complaints related to this issue and they will ensure the information is sent to the appropriate personnel.