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Former Colorado Springs pastor, music teacher arrested on sexual exploitation of child

Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 08, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS — An arrest was made of Jonathan Shaheen, a former Colorado Springs church pastor and music teacher, on the charge of sexual exploitation of a child by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit on Thursday.

The CSPD ICAC unit was contacted on Wednesday by the Colorado Springs FBI office with information about Shaheen and his communications with a couple in New Mexico who were said to be exploiting children, according to CSPD.

Shaheen worked as the general manager at the School of Rock until mid-July according ot the company, which shared that he was required to pass a background check.

In a statement to News5, the School of Rock said in part, "Our highest priority is the safety of our students." They also stated shaheen took a "pledge in writing to abide by our code of conduct which was completed."

Shaheen also served as a Creative Art Pastor at Timbercreek Church last year, however police reached out to church leaders who tell me the arrest did not have anything to do with Timbercreek.

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