Former Colwood youth pastor back in court

Counsel seeks more time to resolve plea in sexual exploitation case

Ira Parmenter, the former Colwood youth pastor accused of sexual exploitation, is due back in court on Thursday, Dec. 6 to fix a date.

Parmenter’s counsel said today (Nov. 22) in Western Communities Courthouse, that extra time is needed to resolve a plea.

Parmenter, a youth pastor with the Colwood Pentecostal Church between 2003 and 2009, is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl between July 2007 and November 2008. Parmenter, 33, was arrested in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL., last May.