He & his wife Nadine had babysat for her 3 children 7 times since Oct. About 2 dozen protesters carried signs saying “Clos It Down.” “The church knew about the allegations of child molesting, but nobody told me about it. David’s Church in De Witt, is married with 2 grown children.
This church should not be able to carry on business as usual,” she said. A church official said he had been involved in “sexual misconduct over a lengthy period with some male, young adults & a teenager under his pastoral care”.
Leonard was relieved of church duties involving children in August, after police started investigating him when a doctor reported suspected abuse in a child with a sexual disease.
He also worked as instructor & gym teacher in the North Sharon Christian School, enrolling about 65 students.
His wife of 13 years, Julie Smith, said the allegations stunned her. As far as I know he’s never hurt anyone’s children,” she said. The statute of limitations has expired; no criminal charges were filed. Sobbing Mormon Sunday School teacher John Allen Midgett asked for God’s forgiveness before being sentenced to 30 years in state prison for molesting & terrorizing 8 girls, ages 5-10. Paul Robinson agreed to pay 5,000 in damages to Mary Tenantry, mother of 5, for luring her into an extramarital affair while counseling her. Earlier, a boy, now 17, was awarded 0,000 by a jury for similar charges. He told parishioners to undress & massage themselves, & masturbated during counseling sessions, also touching parishioners. He will now be sentenced on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children & drug use. Facing 11 felony counts stemming from molestations of 2 young brothers since 1987, Rev.
Walter’s defense was to accuse his wife of concocting the charges to get even with him because he had an affair with a young church member! The 6’2″, 200-lb pastor overpowered the 5’6″, 140-lb victim at a bedside counseling visit. The suit alleges that Marshall had committed other crimes, & that the 2 Baptist groups should have known about them. Charged are Pablo Geraldo Boas, 28, & David Ernest Brimmer, 39. Police say their investigation shows he molested a boy, 17, numerous times over the past 5 years, & once molested his brother, now 12. Holy Way leader Clarence “Brother Will” Williams was arrested after a 19-year-old woman said he brainwashed her into having sex starting when she was 15.Although he resigned from the church, church funds are being used to help support his family & pay his legal expenses. Anderson admitted having sexual relations with a number of boys and young men while pastor of a leading Lutheran congregation in Moorehead, Minn. Eugenio Matos of Spanish Mennonite Church, Trenton, father of 12, was charged in March with raping his daughter from the time she was 5 to 15 years. Trenton pastor Franklin Tucker, 37, Final Call Ministry, was indicted for molesting his girlfriend’s daughters, 9 & 15. Bruce Rentz, found guilty of indecent exposure after a state trooper saw him jogging naked and chased him to his home, has resigned as minister from Greenbush Presbyterian Church. The family says she was molested when her father, a carpenter, was installing cabinets in the parsonage. The abuse occurred at a counseling center & the church. Allegationsof sexual crimes were made at his former position in Kansas.The pastor said if he is acquitted, “I’m sure he would be welcomed back with open arms.” Sources: _Ypsilanti Press_ 11/12/92, _Detroit Free Press_ 11/12/92, _Toledo Blade_ 11/18/92, _Jackson Citizen Patriot_ 11/16/92, 2/1/93. He resigned from the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and as vice president for college relations in St. Rod Broding has left a job after being accused of sexual improprieties. In April he was charged with endangering welfare of a child and 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault when a 23-year-old woman told investigators he repeatedly raped her while she was between the ages of 8 and 10. His girlfriend was indicted for forcing her daughters to recant the allegations to police. He was ordered to perform community service, pay a fine, and get counseling. Eller pleaded no contest to a charge of criminal assault on a female. Parsley knew about the harassment but did nothing to stop it. Parsley, his father, was her supervisor & made unwanted sexual advances, even offering money for sex, she said. Shelley & Daniel Lebay seek more than 0,000 in damages. Charges allege that he molested Alva church girls, ages 4 to 14. Source: _Tulsa Tribune PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER GETS 40 YEARS. Robert Bruce Brigden was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting young girls in his congregation, convicted on 8 counts of lewd molestation & 1 count of rape by instrumentation involving a girl, 7.He was arrested after the 75-minute “counseling session”. Sources: AP/_Atlanta Journal/Constitution_ 11/14/92; _USA Today_ 12/18/92; _Boston Globe_ 1/9/93. Three of the victims were Air Force Officers, others were a sergeant, a sergeant’s wife seeking counseling, and an enlisted woman. The founder of the notorious First Christian Fellowship Church of Waukegan, Rev. Davis is believed to have molested children since the 1960s. He is accused of victimizing a female piano student instructed by his wife for 4 years. The church, citing critical proportions, has a 3-year time limit for reporting sexual misconduct by church officials.He has been suspended as principal of Community Christian School of First Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, & as minister of First Baptist Church, which operates the school. The senior Protestant chaplain sought out vulnerable women seeking help for emotional upsets. Lloyd Davis, 57, flanked by many supporters, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for criminal sexual assault, child pornography & sexual abuse. Former church members accuse him of running a cult making sexual demands on supporters & locating all churches near Naval bases, where he is known for trying to lure young sailors into his churches for sexual purposes. The vote must be ratified by 2/3 of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries. Mitchell, 56, was convicted on 6 of 23 charges of sexual assault involving a Tibetan woman who testified he sexually abused her as a teenager after offering to sponsor her education in this country.