Pastor Arrested For Child Pornography In Spooner

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced on Wednesday that Jeffrey A. Vesta, a Lutheran pastor and former teacher in Wisconsin and Oregon, was arrested at his residence in Spooner, Wisconsin on June fourth, 2019 for suspected possession of child pornography.  Vesta is listed online as the pastor at New Hope Lutheran Church in Minong. On June fourth, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Vesta’s residence and took him into custody.  Vesta was booked in the Washburn County Jail on June 4 and attended a bail hearing on June 5 in Washburn County.  Vesta was released on a signature bond.  An initial court appearance will be held June 17th.