St. Peters pastor arrested on pornography charge


ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Charles County Cyber Crime Task Force has arrested 35-year-old Matthew D. Luetke in reference to a child pornography investigation. Luetke is the pastor at the Good Shepard Evangelical Luther Church located on Mexico Road in St. Peters.

Luetke was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home in St. Charles. He’s charged with one count of promoting child pornography and his bond has been set at $100,000.

Authorities don’t believe any parishioners children from the church or children from the daycare facility at the church were in contact with Luetke. But church officials are informing parents of the situation.

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  • snapjudy

    Viewing, possessing, distributing, and/or creating child porn is a serious crime, and for good reason. The children in the photos are being sexually used and abused. This causes lifelong pain and suffering for those innocent children. Also, it is not uncommon for those who do possess child porn to sexually abuse children too.
    So let’s hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Matthew Luetke, will find the courage to come forward and contact law enforcement, no matter how long ago it happened.

    Your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.
    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511,
    SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc.

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