Nashville youth pastor & ‘Undercover High’ star Daniel Goodloe arrested for 5 counts of statutory rape by authority figure

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Daniel Goodloe, a 25-year-old Nashville youth pastor from the West Nashville Dream Center, and star of A&E’s Undercover High, has been arrested and charged with 5 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.

Goodloe is a student minister, through a non-profit agency called the West Nashville Dream Center. He recently told Relevant Magazine:

“My mission in life is to help kids be the best they possibly can be by building relationships, building community and through those things, seeing their lives change.”

Daniel Goodloe (MNPD)

Daniel Goodloe was arrested and charged on the grand jury indictment on October 15th, and is now free on a $25,000 bond posted on Halloween Day.. The Davidson County Ground Jury found that on at least 5 occasions he “used his legal, professional, or occupational status, and used his position of trust or power to accomplish the sexual penetration” of the victim.

The 5 counts cover the periods of May 2016 – October 2017, June 2106 – August 2016, June 2016 – April 2017, June 2106 – April 2017, and July 2017 – October 2017.

Goodloe is free on $25,000 bond, and will be arraigned on the charges on November 7th, 2018. The West Nashville Dream Center did not have someone available to comment the current status of their relationship at time of publication.

[Updated 7 PM 11/01/18]: West Nashville Dream Center has issued the following statement in regards to the arrest:

We are deeply saddened by the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Daniel Goodloe, a former part-time employee at the West Nashville Dream Center. Goodloe has not been employed nor associated with the center since he left the program in April 2018.

The mission of the West Nashville Dream Center is to protect and empower those in our community living in distress. Anything that compromises the young people in our care is of the utmost concern to us. Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for our students, volunteers and staff. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harmful behavior, and require our employees and volunteers to undergo thorough training on appropriate interactions with students.

Our prayers are with all who have been negatively impacted by this situation, especially the student and her family.

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