CHICAGO (CBS) — A former youth worker at a church in the Dunning neighborhood has been charged with sending inappropriate pictures and messages to children several times over the past four years.

Chicago police said 29-year-old Daniel Ramos has been charged with four felony counts of child pornography, one felony count of indecent solicitation of a child, and one felony count of grooming.

Daniel Ramos is charged with child pornography, indecent solicitation of a child, and grooming.

Daniel Ramos is charged with child pornography, indecent solicitation of a child, and grooming. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Ramos is a former volunteer and unpaid youth worker at Victory Worship Center, at 3750 N. Neva Av., according to a statement from the church.

“Daniel Ramos has not been affiliated with the church for numerous months, and has had no duties involving children or youth in connection with the church for numerous months. Daniel Ramos is no longer affiliated with Victory Worship Center,” lead pastor Chris Wallace stated in an email.

The church said it was notified of possible misconduct by Ramos in August 2017, and officials immediately notified police.

“Steps were immediately taken to assist any and all possible victims at that time,” Wallace stated. “Church officials are working with and cooperating with authorities to provide any and all known information. Our prayers remain for all concerned in this matter.”

According to police, Ramos was arrested Monday morning, after detectives determined he sent multiple inappropriate pictures and messages to minors since 2014.

Ramos was due to appear for a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.