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IA Youth Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Des Moines’ CBS affiliate reports: A former Des Moines metro area youth pastor is charged with giving alcohol to minors and sexually assaulting them. Caleb Toney faces five charges, including assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and supplying alcohol to someone underage. A criminal complaint says that while Toney was a youth pastor, he gave alcohol to minors on …

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NC Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Durham’s ABC affiliate reports: Durham Police have charged a man accused of sex crimes involving minors. David Keandre’ Dixon, 37, of Raleigh, was charged with several counts of felony statutory sex offenses involving a child younger than 15 as well as felony indecent liberties with a child. Dixon, who was arrested Thursday by Raleigh police at his home, is being …

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WI Catholic Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Madison.com reports: A pastor associate at Dane County sister parishes in DeForest and outside Sun Prairie has been arrested on child sex charges, according to Dane County Jail records. Rajnal Rehmat was booked into the jail by the DeForest Police Department shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday on tentative charges of sexual exploitation of a child, sexual assault of student by …

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MO Youth Pastor Sentenced To 9 Years For Child Rape

The Roys Report reports: A former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in southwest Missouri pleaded guilty this week to six child sex abuse-related charges, court documents show. Jeff Taylor, 48, was sentenced to nine years in state prison as part of a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty to four statutory sodomy charges and two statutory rape charges, the …

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Oklahoma Youth Pastor Sued After Molestation Arrest

Fox News reports: Cody Barlow, a 33-year-old former Wewoka Middle School principal who was arrested in October on child sexual assault charges, is being sued along with the Wewoka School District by an anonymous minor who attended the school and claims that Barlow groomed and abused him, according to KOKH-TV. “Mr. Barlow had a process of grooming young kids,” attorney Ross …

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Epstein’s Accusers Sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase

The Wall Street Journal reports: Women who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse are suing Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase, saying the banks facilitated Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking operation and ignored red flags about their wealthy client. The two lawsuits seek class-action status and unspecified financial damages. They were both brought by lawyers that have represented many of the late financier’s …

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NC Youth Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Charlotte’s NBC affiliate reports: A youth leader and soccer coach at several Charlotte-area churches was charged with multiple child sex crimes on Friday, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police charged 36-year-old Benjamin Damron with nine counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of sexual battery. Officers said Damron used his position to take advantage of the …

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Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Marriage Bill

Via press release from US Catholic Bishops: On November 16, 2022, the United States Senate voted 62–37 to advance the Respect for Marriage Act. In response, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement: “It is deeply concerning that the U.S. Senate has voted to …

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Maryland AG Identifies 158 Predator Catholic Priests

The Associated Press reports: An investigation by Maryland’s attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually and physically abusing more than 600 victims over the past 80 years, according to court records filed Thursday. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office has completed a 463-page report on the investigation, …

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Oklahoma Youth Pastor Charged With Child Molestation

Tulsa’s ABC affiliate reports: A former Wewoka middle school principal was arrested on Thursday, accused of fondling a child. Cody Barlow was taken into custody at his home in Wewoka and booked into the Seminole County Jail. In addition to being a principal, Barlow is a youth pastor at a local church. The male child reported to authorities that Barlow …

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SC Baptist Youth Pastor Charged With Child Molestation

The Lexington County Chronicle reports: A former West Columbia youth pastor is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy for more than two years. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced Oct. 21 the arrest of Michael Paul Keech, 41, “charged with three second-degree counts and one third-degree count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16.” John Yorio, pastor …

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Alabama Baptist Pastor Charged With Child Molestation

Birmingham’s CBS affiliate reports: A pastor of a Jefferson County church has been arrested and charged with a child sex offense, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon confirmed. Kenneth Daniel, 64, was booked into the Blount County Jail on the felony charge Wednesday night. A seven-year-old victim told her grandfather that Daniel, who is a pastor at First Baptist Church of …

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Youth Pastor Sentenced To 4 To 17 Years For Child Rape

Penn Live reports: A Lititz man who has worked as a youth pastor will spend at least four and a half years but up to 17 years in state prison, a Lancaster County judge ruled Monday. 55-year-old Shane E. Richardson was convicted of aggravated indecent assault of a person younger than 16, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor …

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TN Youth Pastor Hit With More Child Sex Charges

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports: A former youth pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Shelby County has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in the first and second-degrees by prosecutors in Benton County, Arkansas. The new charges come a month after he was arrested on a charge of sexual indecency with a child in August. The charges filed …

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Christian College “Deeply Sorry” For Shielding Molester

The Roys Report reports: As The Christian Post first reported on Wednesday, the longtime music director at Grace College, Donald Ogden, had an estimated 100 to 200 male abuse victims during his decades-long tenure at the college, his daughters allege. The women, whose maiden names are Diane and Kathleen Ogden, reported the alleged abuse to Grace College in 2021. This …

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Family: Late Christian Leader Molested Up To 200 Boys

The Christian Post reports: To the outside world, Don Ogden, founder of the music department at Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, was a charismatic and beloved Christian leader, husband and father. When he died at age 88 on June 27, 2015, a publication of the private Christian college known as 289 described Ogden as a passionate family …

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Virginia Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

The Bristol Herald Courier reports: Detectives arrested Michael Canter, 38, of Abingdon, Virginia, without incident Thursday, Sept. 8 on multiple sexual assault charges against a juvenile female, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his arrest, Canter, a resident of Washington County, Virginia, was serving as the pastor at Valley View Baptist …

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Lawsuit Alleges CA Megachurch Pastor Raped Hundreds Of Children, Forced Some Into “Incestuous Threesomes”

Law & Crime reports: Five woman are suing an international megachurch and its leader, convicted felon Naasón Joaquín García, in California state court over decades of alleged child sexual abuse and human trafficking. The 53-year-old so-called “apostle” of the of the Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth, The Light of the World, admitted to various …

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Mormon Bishop Charged With Raping Toddlers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A former Utah city mayor and bishop with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been arrested on accusations he sexually abused at least three children decades ago. Carl Matthew Johnson, 77, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Davis County jail in northern Utah on suspicion of seven counts of sex abuse of …

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Pennsylvania Pastor Found Guilty Of Raping First Grader

The West Chester Patch reports: A former teacher at West Chester Christian School was convicted of sexually assaulting a first-grader there in 2007. Randy Lee Boston, 64, of Shickshinny, Luzerne County, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday in the Chester County Justice Center of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault of a person under 13, corruption …

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