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Christian YouTube Star Had an Ashley Madison Account, But Is "Cleansed of This Sin" Now

He blames "pure fleshly desires" and "sinful curiosity" but says he never had an affair.

Jessica Roy

Well, this was bound to happen.

In the wake of the Ashley Madison leak, some unexpected names are starting to crop up. The latest is Sam Rader, who admitted in a video Friday night that he had a paid account on the affair website in 2013.

Rader is better known as Sam of Sam & Nia, a cutesy Christian couple who went viral earlier this month when Sam "surprised" his wife Nia with a positive pregnancy test. They announced they miscarried a few days later.

On Friday, the Daily Mail published screenshots showing details of his account.

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"As you may have seen, my name has been associated with an Ashley Madison account," he begins in the video, with Nia perched behind him. "I did make the account."

He goes on to explain that he only used the site to message women, he never met anyone in person, and he has never had an affair with anyone since getting married to Nia.

"The account was opened out of pure fleshly desires and just sinful curiosity," he explained. He's addressed the existence of the account with his church, with God, and with Nia, and says they've forgiven him: "I've been completely cleansed of this sin."

Rader made two payments of $189 to the site in September 2013 -- the exact same month his second child with Nia was born. After that, he made another four $14 payments. The name, town, zip code, and email address in the Daily Mail screenshots all match Rader's. He purchased 800 "credits," which are used to send messages to other users.

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