March 2015 – Columbia, Mo: Dale Johnson, Youth Pastor at Parkade Baptist Church, was arrested by by the Boone. Co. Sheriff’s Department and charged with two counts of first degree statutory sodomy and one count of possession of child pornography. According to the Sheriff Department, assaults took place at both Johnson’s home and at the church. Bail was set at $100,000 cash only.
March 2015 – Huston TX – La Nuevo Jerusalem Church, Pastor Delso Eli Erazo, ag -69, was arrested with molesting a young girl beginning when she was 6 and continuing for nine years. According to investigators, Erazo was not a U.S. citizen. Bond was set at $200.000.
SANTA ANA — A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to 36 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a disabled boy he was related to and producing child pornography.
Jeffrey Adam Tracy, 38, was found guilty on Oct. 16 of two felony counts of oral copulation of a child 10 years old or younger, four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 and a felony count of using a minor for sex acts.
Oct 3, 2014 – HOUSTON Texas — Second Baptist Church and Community of Faith Church are being sued by the family of the victim who was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor while wiring in the churches.
Chad Foster has been convicted of multiple counts of sex assault of a child and online solicitation in 2013.
Foster met the young girl while working at Second Baptist. The assaults continued once moving to Community of Faith Church. The parents are suing the churches for failure to perform adequate background checks, to train and monitor youth pastors, and failed to adopt and enforce rules to supervise youth pastors and their interactions with teens.
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Two men who say they were molested in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon are suing the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million.
The lawsuit said that church officials appointed Leslie Bovee in 1972 to lead a Seventh-day Adventist youth group in Veneta, Oregon, even though they knew he had previously served two years in prison for molesting three boys.
In 1975, Lesie Bovee was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy, but continued to lead the local Pathfinders group until he denounced his religious beliefs in 1979, the suit stated.
Attorneys for the two plaintiffs, who said Bovee abused them in the Pathfinders program and who are now in their early 50s.
To read more about this incident go to: REUTERS EDITION – August 26, 2014 – Post written by Lee Derr Voo
August 22, 2014 – Jorge Juan Castro, 55, former associate pastor of Newwalk church was sentenced to six years in state prison for sexually assaulting woman parishioner. Jorge Juan Castro, pleaded no contest in Norwalk Superior Court to a felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object.
March 11, 2014 – Sumter, SC – Law enforcement authorities have arrested Pastor Larry Duran of Word International Ministries, for the alleged sexual assault of three female church members. According to authorities, the alleged sexual assaults took place within the church and at the pastors’ private residence between 2011 2013.
January 29, 2014 – BUFFALO COUNTY, Wis. — A man was arrested and faces several sexual assault charges after police officials say he admitted to having sexual relations with multiple underage girls.
Herman Nissley, 51-year-old, of Mondovi is charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.
Herman stood up during a church service, and admitted he had sexual interactions with several underage girls. Herman told investigators the assaults happened around eight years ago. The criminal complaint says he inappropriately touched one girl, and exposed himself to several others. If convicted Herman Nissley, could face up to 200 years in prison.
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.
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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.