April 30th, 2013 – GREENVILLE, SC – Former maintenance worker at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, SC 58-year-old Timothy Lee Anders was arrested and charged with 27 total charges; nine counts of lewd act on a minor, four criminal sexual conduct with a minor and 14 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to authorities, these incidents occurred at various places to include Anders’ residents, his personal vehicle, and inside Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church. Anders is currently in the Greenville County Detention Center with no bond!
April 19, 2013 – Calgary, Canada – A former baptist church deacon in Calgary has been sentenced to 38 months in jail for molesting boys at his church for several years. According to authorities, his four victims were between the ages of 10 and 17 and the attacks happened between 1978 and 1993. Russell Rodman, 59, was a volunteer at the church when the assaults happened.
April 9, 2013 – Authorities in NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas convicted Mark Allen Green, 42, former pastor of the Cowboy Church of Marshall of sexual assault and sentenced him to 50 years in prison according to the District Attorney’s office. Sexual assault incidents involved a 13-year-old girl according to authorities.
LUMBERTON March 2013 — A youth group leader according to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vasquez, 28-years-of-age was arrested and is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl while working at a Lumberton church, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vazquez, is charged with statutory rape and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Robeson County jail. According to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Rodriguez-Vasquez was working at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s when the assaults occurred. According to the arrest report Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez- Vasquez, assaulted the girl twice, once in 2012 and again in February of this year. Jahaziel was charged with statutory rape and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Robeson County jail.
Jan 15, 2013 – Spartanburg County, S.C. – Police authorities reported that a volunteer pastor was arrested today after being accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female. According to the victim, William Hughes invited her to his home where he offered her alcoholic beverages which she drank.
The victim told authorities that the next thing she remembers is waking up and putting her pants on. William Hughes was a member and volunteer at Restoration Church. Pastor Tony Cribb, Senior Pastor of Restoration Church said that the church is deeply sadden and shocked by the news.
Mr. Hughes worked in the past as a volunteer chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office before his service was terminated for allegations that he inappropriately touched a child.
September 10, 2012 – Rev. Paul A. LaCharite, 65, of Boston, was arrested Friday afternoon and accused of alleged sexual assault of a child. The alleged assault began in the 1990s and took place over the course of 10 years, according to authorities. The police are still investigating the case.
August 8, 2012 – Court documents show that First Baptist Church Canton, Dr. George Anderson, Senior Pastor and a former church employee are being sued by for the alleged child abuse of their teenage boy. Matthew Brent Sheffield of Canton-age 29 has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of the boy, who was 14 years old at the time. Sheffield, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, faces two felony counts of child molestation. Sheffield who had been fired previously by First Baptist Canton for history of suspected sexual misconduct against children was allowed to return to the church as a volunteer in the sound system department.
Please join the staff of Church Security 360 Degrees, LLC in praying for First Baptist Canton and all parties involved in this incident.
MANSFIELD – Priest Thomas P. Shoback, 60 according to authorities is facing three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of indecent assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of children.
Authorities say that the charges are in connection with the alleged multiple sexual assaults between Feb. 20, 1991, and Feb. 20, 1997, against an altar boy at St. Mary’s Parish Rectory who is now 32 years-of-age.
Feb 14 -2012 – Cobb Country police reported that they have arrested a man allegedly sexually assaulting children from Northstar Church. Officials reported that between Acworth Police Department and Cobb County Police Department they have discovered a total of three juveniles were victimized in a private residence. Rev. Mike Linch, Senior Pastor at Northstar Church released a statement that after being made aware of the situation, immediate steps were taken. Please keep Northstar Church, the victims and their families in your prayers!
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January 13, 2012 – Canada – CTV News has learned a man facing charges in an alleged sexual assault against a Saskatchewan girl in 1979 is a former Manitoba United Church minister.
George Cargo, 65, was charged after a 38-year-old Saskatchewan woman reported an incident to police in July 2011.
Saskatchewan RCMP said the woman was seven years old at the time of the incident and lived in Togo, Sask.
Mounties said the incident happened at her home. Cargo lived in Canora, Sask. at the time.
He later became a minister at the Neepawa United Church in Manitoba, a position he held from 1994 until 2009, when church officials said he retired.
Church officials spoke out on Jan. 12.
“You know, it’s an unfortunate truth in a community as large as ours that there are unscrupulous and conflicted individuals who will betray the trust of individuals. The United Church of Canada will respond efficiently and quickly when that trust is betrayed,” said Bruce Faurschou from the United Church of Canada.
The charge against Cargo remains before the courts. His next court appearance in Kamsack is slated for Feb. 7.
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