Mesa Police Arrest Youth Ministry Leader for Child
December 14, 2011
On December 13, 2011, the Mesa Police Department arrested
Jasmine "J" Omar Brown in connection with child sexual
misconduct crimes, including: Sexual Conduct with a Minor (2
counts) and Child Molestation (3 counts). The victim in this
case is a juvenile male.
On the evening of December 12, the Mesa Police Department was
contacted by the victim's relatives reporting the victim had
been molested. Mesa Police Patrol officers responded to this
home and conducted an initial interview of family members. They
were told the victim had disclosed that Jasmine Brown had
"touched him inappropriately on two occasions." Sex Crime
Detectives promptly responded and assumed this investigation due
to the seriousness of the allegations. The victim bravely
disclosed to detectives these crimes occurred this Summer while
he attended a church summer camp. Jasmine Brown was a youth
leader at their church, Family of God Christian Fellowship in
Apache Junction, when these incidents occurred.
During interviews with investigators, Jasmine Brown acknowledged
he was a youth leader and the crimes had occurred during a
church summer camp. While the victim and Brown do not live
together, they both spent many nights together during this
summer camp. Brown also explained he has been employed since
October 2011 as a full-time teacher's aide dealing with special
needs children at Phoenix Collegiate Academy. Prior to working
at Phoenix Collegiate Academy he told investigators he was
employed at the Roosevelt School District.
Investigating crimes against children has been and will continue
to remain a top priority of the Mesa Police Department. The
arrest of Jasmine Brown should serve as a warning to those who
prey on innocent children.