Former youth pastor gets 50 years for assaulting boys at his apartment
KDVR / Arapahoe County
Joseph Potts, 33, pleaded guilty in September to two felonies: sexual exploitation of a child and first-degree assault.

By Eric Ruble, KDVR

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- A metro-area youth pastor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for assaulting two teenage boys in his Englewood apartment.

Joseph Potts, 33, pleaded guilty in September to two felonies: sexual exploitation of a child and first-degree assault.

Other counts were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The boys were 14 and 15 at the time of the alleged crimes, which occurred in 2017 when Potts was a youth pastor at Jubilee Fellowship Church.

“Potts befriended the teenagers and invited them to stay overnight at his apartment to play video games. When they got there, Potts had them watch pornography. He then initiated lewd acts with them, which resulted in sexual assaults,” the DA’s office said.

Potts must register as a sex offender.

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