Former Huntsville youth minister to plead guilty to transmitting obscene materials to child

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Cristopher Bernal Alfaro (Photo: Huntsville Police)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  A former Huntsville youth minister has agreed to plead guilty to charges of transmitting obscene material to a child, court records show.

Cristopher Alfaro, 30, was arrested in December and indicted in April on two counts of transmitting obscene material to a child by computer.

At the time of his arrest Covenant Presbyterian Church confirmed Alfaro was a member of the church and worked as a youth minister. The church reported Alfaro to the police in November, after they learned of accusations against him, according to a church spokesperson.

Court records show Alfaro agreed to enter a “blind plea” on June 24 to two counts of transmitting obscene material. A blind plea means there is no agreement between the defendant and prosecutors concerning a recommended sentence.

Alfaro is set to appear before Madison County Circuit Judge Donna Pate on Aug. 11 for sentencing. The charges are listed as Class B felonies. A Class B felony  carries a sentencing range between 2 and 20 years in prison.