Former Church Music Director Indicted For Child Porn

The man who served as the music director for Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield when he was charged with sharing child pornography, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.  

Today, Craig Wieneke, 31, of Springfield, made his first court appearance.  

Wieneke was charged in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield on June 13, 2017. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Wieneke’s arrest and initial court appearance. Wieneke remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing.

The federal indictment alleges that Wieneke received and distributed child pornography over the Internet between Nov. 10, 2016, and April 4, 2017. Wieneke was the music director at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield at the time of the alleged offense.

 

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