January 2, 2014 – Eureka Police Department reported that Rev. Eric Freed a Catholic priest who was found dead in a church rectory on New Year’s Day. Gary Lee Bullock of Redway was taken into custody on Thursday by Humboldt County deputies in the killing of the Rev. Eric Freed. Freed’s body was discovered Wednesday morning after he failed to show up for the 9 a.m. Mass. The Eureka Police Department revealed there was forced entry at the rectory and that a violent struggle ensued. While a cause of death has yet to be determined, police said it appears Freed was the victim of blunt force trauma. Please join us is praying for the family of Rev. Eric Freed.
July 23, 2013: The lawsuits were filed against Richard Hokanson, the troop leader; St. Pius X Catholic Church, which sponsored the troop; the Boy Scouts of America; and Gamehaven Council, a branch of the Scouts in southeastern Minnesota. The civil lawsuits were filed on behalf of two former Rochester residents who allege they were abused by a Boy Scout leader in the 1970s. Hokanson admitted to law enforcement officials in 1982 that he’d had sexual contact with 21 children who were participating in Scouting. Hokanson was sentenced to a 42-month stayed prison term in exchange for treatment in the intensive sexual abuse program at St. Peter. Upon completion of his treatment, Hokanson was imprisoned for 40 months on a 1994 child sex-abuse conviction.
July 12, 2013: ORANGEBURG, SC – Police report that they arrested Blake Hiscox 56-years-of-age today and charged him with 45 counts of vandalizing 17 area churches over five years.
According to Police, the arrest was made after a video camera recorded a man throwing rocks at a downtown church. Blake Hiscox could be sentenced up to 10 years on each count if convicted.
May 1, 2013 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Youth Minister of First Baptist Church of Mount Orab faces sex charges involving a sexual relationship with a 15 year-old girl. The victim claims she had at least three sexual encounters with him. Pastor Tim Cline of the First Baptist Church of Mount Orab told authorities that the Youth Minister had been employed at the church for about 1 1/2 years. Pastor Cline said the church community is shocked and hurt over the entire incident. Please join Church Security 360, Degrees and Watchman Security Consulting in praying for the victim, her family, and the leadership and members of First Baptist Church of Mount Orab. Anytime an individual has breached the trust and confidence of the those in-trusted in their care, the pain is deep and only God can heal these wounds.
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.
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.
March 26, 2013: Oklahoma City police arrested Levi Eden age-28, for assaulting a child he believed was laughing during church according to police. According to police, the assault took place during a service at Life Church earlier that day. Eden and the child assault both attended the service together and live in the same house. Eden was arrested by police on a complaint of assault and battery.
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.
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August 17, 2011 – Ronald Asplund received a sentence of 11 years and four months to life in prison. Asplund had pleaded guilty to two counts of child rape in the second degree for assaulting the two children when they were 12 and 13. According to authorities at least one of the sexual assaults occurred inside the church.
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