MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 55-year-old pastor in Isanti Township was arrested Sunday in connection with a criminal sexual conduct case involving young men at the church where he worked, according to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities received a complaint at about 10:34 a.m. last Friday of an alleged ongoing case of criminal sexual conduct involving a pastor and young adult men at the Lakeside Christian Church in Isanti Township. After an investigation, Ryan Jay Muehlhauser was arrested Sunday in rural Cambridge and booked into the Isanti County Jail on charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving clergy meeting for religious advice.
Muehlhauser was the senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Church during the time of the alleged incidents, authorities say.
The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office said the case is still under investigation.