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Former youth pastor who fathered teen’s child sentenced

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A Newport man and former youth pastor was sentenced last month for having sex with a teenage girl, whom he admitted to impregnating, and for possessing pornographic images of her as he awaited his criminal sentence.


Andrew Joseph Brown, 35, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography. He received a nearly four-year prison sentence.

According to the criminal complaints filed in Washington County District Court:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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