McKelvey Sexual Abuse Trial Scheduled for November
A trial has been set for a former Des Moines youth pastor accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls. Online court records indicate 27-year-old Ryan McKelvey's trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 18. McKelvey is a former youth pastor at Heritage Assembly Church in Des Moines. Officers began investigating him after a girl and her parents reported in early August an alleged sexual assault by McKelvey.The investigation led to a possible second victim, who also told police about other incidents. McKelvey was fired from his job before he was arrested. McKelvey faces two counts of sexual exploitation by a clergy member and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. He remains at the Polk County Jail.