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Florida Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Tampa’s Fox affiliate reports: A preacher from the Florida panhandle is facing federal charges after being arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations following an investigation involving child sexual abuse. According to the Department of Justice, Jason Moore, 42, a preacher from Milton, Florida, was arrested on Friday in Santa Rosa County for illicit sexual …

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Pastor Charged With Multiple Counts Of Child Abuse

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: John Raymond, a Slidell pastor who was accused of taping the mouths of three students at the Christian school he oversaw and beating another child, has been formally charged with four counts of cruelty to juveniles by the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Raymond, who in addition to being pastor of New Horizon church in …

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Church Of England Sorry About 383 New Abuse Cases

The BBC reports: The Church of England has found hundreds of new cases involving allegations of abuse of vulnerable adults and children by clergy, Church officers and volunteers. The reviewers found 383 cases relating to abuse, that the Church says require further attention. The Church says this is its most extensive review of past abuse cases. The archbishops of Canterbury …

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Florida Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: A pastor and owner of a kung fu training academy from Palm Bay has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving children, according to the Palm Bay Police Department. Palm Bay police arrested 42-year-old Roberson Douge Wednesday after they said two victims reported the alleged sexual abuse. According to the arrest affidavit, police recorded a call …

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Kentucky Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

The Paintsville Herald reports: A former Johnson Central High School girls’ basketball coach and pastor was arrested on Sept. 21 after an indictment was handed down against him alleging sexual abuse, rape and sodomy against a minor. Johnson Commmonwealth’s Attorney Tony Skeans said the alleged offenses were listed in an indictment against Darrin Rice, 54, of Wittensville. Skeans said the …

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MI Pastor Guilty Of Paying Boys To Have Sex With Wife

Kalamazoo’s CBS affiliate reports: A Kalamazoo pastor accused of paying teen boys for sex pleaded guilty Tuesday. Stricjavvar “Strick” Strickland pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly offering to sell transportation services for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, according to prosecutors. As part of the plea deal, Strickland will spend one year in jail and he will not have …

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Ontario Megachurch Pastor Accused Of Sex With Minor

The Christian Post reports: One of Canada’s largest megachurches says it has substantiated sexual abuse allegations against former pastor Bruxy Cavey, including one involving a minor. Cavey, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault in June, was the former pastor of The Meeting House, which has multiple campuses across the Toronto area. Ontario police arrested the 57-year-old on May …

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Wisconsin Youth Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Madison’s CBS affiliate reports: Criminal charges have now been filed in Portage County against a former youth pastor. Jordan Huffman, 51, is expected to be charged with eight counts including first-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Huffman was arrested Aug. 9 in Florida, where he is currently living. He has …

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Christian School Accused Of Brutal Anti-Gay Exorcisms

The CBC reports: Coy Nolin and his mother say they had no idea the four people in their living room were about to conduct a violent exorcism to cast out Coy’s “gay demons.” Coy says that three days earlier, in an office at Saskatoon’s Christian Centre Academy, the school’s director had interrogated him for several hours after informants told the …

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Two TN Pastors Indicted For “Child Abuse By Torture”

Memphis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Two pastors and a child’s mother were indicted on charges of child abuse years after it was reported. The alleged abuse was reported in October 2018. At the time, the then-8-year-old girl was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and examined. The results found severe bruising and swelling as well as scars and whip marks. …

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Texas Pastor Charged With Sex Abuse Of Nine Year-Old

Corpus Christi’s NBC affiliate reports: William C. Robinson, a pastor working for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in Corpus Christi, was booked in the Nueces County Jail early Monday morning. Robinson is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. The arrest affidavit states that allegations were made against Robinson during a forensic interview. Sexual contact with the …

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Texas Youth Pastor Charged With Soliciting Child Sex

Houston’s Fox affiliate reports: Through a multi-agency effort, law enforcement has made nine arrests of predators in Houston and the greater Houston-area targeting children online. One of the arrests was a pastor at a Baytown church. Lawrence Hopkins was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on June 23. On Thursday, FOX 26 spoke with the District Attorney’s Office who …

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Pastor Convicted Of Raping His Grandchildren Awarded $2 Million For Beatings By Guards At NY’s Attica Prison

The Christian Post reports: Roy Harriger, a 79-year-old New York pastor convicted of raping two of his grandchildren and allegedly sexually abusing his oldest son and his sister, can now collect $2 million from the state for beatings he received at Attica Correctional Facility. Harriger was convicted of two out of three counts of course of sexual conduct against his …

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Students Reveal Abuses At Missouri Christian Camp

The Daily Beast reports: “At Agapé, we lovingly, patiently, and biblically teach your child the importance of submission to authority and the joys of being an obedient law-abiding citizen,” a soft-spoken voiceover actor says while images of smiling teenagers flash across the screen. “Mom and Dad, we want to support you in your effort to rescue your son from himself.” …

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10 Year-Old Rape Victim Denied Abortion In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: On Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio. Hours after the Supreme Court action, the Buckeye state had outlawed any abortion after six weeks. Now this doctor had a …

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Dozens Of CA Priests Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

San Francisco’s NBC News affiliate reports: Dozens of Northern California Catholic priests and church employees – some still working, others retired or deceased – are being publicly accused for the first time of sexually abusing children in their care. The allegations suggest startling new depths to the decades-long scandal that continues to rock the church and its followers. Those new …

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NC School Pastor Gets 5 Years On Child Sex Charges

Greensboro’s Fox affiliate reports: A former assistant principal at Union Grove Christian School and pastor has been sentenced to five consecutive 10-12 month sentences in relation to multiple felony counts of sexual activity with a student. On July 11, 2019, Jason Keller was arrested for a series of sex crimes that he committed nearly a decade earlier from 2008 to …

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Megachurch Pastor Gets 16 Years On Child Sex Charges

Los Angeles’s NBC News affiliate reports: The leader of a megachurch with 5 million followers worldwide was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse. Naasón Joaquín García was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty to three felonies on the eve of a long-awaited trial. García, who is considered the “apostle” …

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TX Youth Pastor Gets Eight Years On Child Sex Charges

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Hudson ISD teacher and youth pastor James Dillon English was sentenced on Thursday to eight years of confinement in prison for indecency with a child and having an improper relationship with a student. English was accused of engaging in multiple sexual relations with a student in late 2019, his second year at the school. …

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OH Youth Pastor Gets Four Years On Child Sex Charges

Cleveland.com reports: A former youth pastor who told a judge he began sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl after he mistook her for his wife, then continued abusing her for more than two years, was sentenced Thursday to spend more than four years in prison. David Walker, 47, gasped as Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Ashley Kilbane announced the sentence. …

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