Church Youth DIrector Allegedly Uses Biblical Analogy to Coerce Sex from Child
Many of the incidents took place at Glen Carey, where the girl later worked for Burk-halter, the complaint states. Some of the alleged sexual activity also took place during church-related camp trips or at Burkhalter’s family’s home in Blaine.
When the girl, who reportedly described Burkhalter as a “father figure,” told Burk-halter she did not want to have sex with him for religious reasons because she was saving herself for marriage, Burkhalter told her that “Joseph was in his 40s and Mary was much younger,” the complaint said.
Authorities learned of the relationship through confessions the girl made to a therapist, the complaint said. She later told detectives Burkhalter had at
one point talked of adopting her because she doesn’t have a father.