Barry Caudle of Marengo, Illinois was the youth minister at the Marengo First Assembly of God at 22817 W. Grant Highway when he was arrested for attempting to solicit for sex a person he thought was a child. The 39-year-old man was arrested during the execution of a search warrant at the church. A Rock Island police officer posing as an 11-year-old girl online was propositioned for sex by Caudle. Caudle was charged with three felony counts of indecent solicitation of a child and one count each of grooming and unlawful luring of a minor. Bail was set at $150,000.
Caudle was also on Facebook, with 1169 friends as of this writing.
Caudle was active at CMConnect.
A comment from Caudle from April 27, 2011 on the Out of Kids Ministry group at CMConnect:
I have been at two different churches. The church I was at before the Junior High started in 5th grade. So our ministry went from K-5 and they started youth at 6th grade. The church I am currently at we have the kids until they finish 6th grade. Hopefully that will help you out. God Bless you and your ministry!!!
Barry Caudle will tell you that he loves kids. For Caudle, this is not a good thing. Let's make sure he stays far away from any and all children in the future.
If you have any information regarding Barry Caudle and his possible victims,please, contact the McHenry County Sheriff's office Criminal Investigation Division at (815) 338-2144.