State investigator Robert Ford charged that Clerico “did cloak himself in the guise of Christianity & did represent to the female defendant that sexual contact” was part of the treatment. Senior pastor of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, with 12,000 members oneof Atlanta’s largest churches Q stepped down, admitting an “improper” relationship with a female church employee. Don Paulk, 53, sermonized, “I am not here today as a martyr or hero, but as a fallen, wounded soldier … A sex scandal, now encompassing 4 ministers from one family, has been uncovered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in De Kalb, Georgia, praised by former President Bush as one of his “1,000 Points of Light”. Women charge the ministers coerced them into having sex in order to “serve God.” The church filed, then dropped a slander/libel suit against several former members & staffers, resulting in a gag order by a De Kalb judge forbidding them to discuss thei allegations of sexual misconduct. Davis, charged in Illinois with criminal sexual misconduct, child pornography, and perjury, was also charged with assaulting a teenage boy in San Diego. Bell, 37, pleaded guilty to adultery with 6 women, conduct unbecoming an officer, and bringing discredit upon the armed forces. Guppy says the minister seduced his wife, a parishioner, than misused his counseling relationship with Guppy to conceal the affair, urging him to have an affair of his own. Source: _Waterloo Courier_ 9/23/92, _Des Moines Register_ 9/24/92. A married couple who were also ministers at the church expressed indignation that “he would attack a 19-year-old girl”, & concern that Beets will tart a new church & continue preying on the congregation. Youth minister-Sunday School teacher William Speaker, 21, of First Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, was charged with a felony for sexually molesting a boy, 14, while chauffeuring him to church activities. The employee claimed her superior Nagy Tawfik sexually harassed her, pressuring her into a sexual relationship by threatening to fire her.
Clerico maintains his position as “pastoral counselor” exempts him under state law from charges. Gilsrap pleaded guilty to 2 counts of child molestation after the state high court in 1991 overturned a 1989 conviction for molesting young boys at church. My family’s forgiveness was second only to the forgiveness of God.” His brother, Bishop Earl Paulk, berated the media for exposing the “weaknesses” of others, an blamed “Satan”, promising Don would return. The million racially diverse 7,700-seat church with a TV program, social services, lost half of its 12,000 members following revelations that its minister, Bishop Ear Paulk, had an adulterous affair. It promotes a doctrine of “covering”, blessing cover-ups of sexual misconduct & requiring submission to authority. Davis, 57, is a prominent Waukegan minister with Christian Fellowship, Inc. He was also convicted o attempted seduction of a 19-year-old Air Force cadet who fought off advances in his chapel office. Louise & Clarence Ellis of Cedar Rapids say others have criticized them for speaking out against Beets. Church attorney Michael Valenti, apparently conceded the relationship when he said after the acquittal (shades of the U. Senate): “The lesson should be you need to immediately tell people about it, you need to immediately investigate your rights, you need to use some common sense & say ‘no’.” Source: Presbyterian Outlook_ 9/7/92. Indicted for 6 counts of aggravated sexual battery & 5 counts of sexual battery was Rev.
“He is the greatest person there is,” insisted Martha Allsopp, a Kenosha church member. Two other ministers from his Waukegan church, David Lee Armstrong & Michael Carner, go on trial in March. Peter Paine of the Christian Fellowship Church presented a request for clemency for Davis to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. Sources: _Chicago Tribune_ 8/15/92, AP/ _Quad-City Times_ 8/15/92, _News-Sun_ (Lake Co.) 1/15/93. The 500 members of Christ Lutheran church in Palatine were sent a letter informing them that Rev. The adopted policy said there is evidence that “10-23 percent of clergy nationwide have engaged in sexualized behavior or sexual contact with parishioners, clients, employees, etc., within a professional relationship”. With the conviction, “I can dream again and become a whole person again.” Rape and assault-battery charges are still pending against him by another Tibetan woman. Apthorp, 56, pleaded guilty in Massachusetts to repeatedly raping his stepdaughter between her 10th and 16th birthday, an estimated 830 incidents of abuse. Charges included indecent assault and battery, rape and distribution of pornographic materials to a minor. congregation asked him to leave because he was abusing alcohol, ignoring their problems, and “using the women of the parish like they were some kind of fringe benefit”, Apthorp said. His contract as a counselor for Tucson General Hospital’s Westcenter was not renewed.
Wayne Tellekson has confessed to sexual misconduct while he was pastor from 1975 to 1988. He gave nationwide worships and lectures based on a book of advice for clergy with alcohol and drug addictions.
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.
Deputy DA Karen Gray said the letters of support were “a sad testimony to the fact that Mr. The member of the sect said he forced sex upon her and other women more than 40 times between 1987-1990.
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”.
“What a wonderful thing it is to be part of a church where adversity happens,” said Rev. In January, Leonard was released after 72 days in jail after 10 charges were dropped over the objections of the DA by Washtenaw Co. Judge Thomas Shea, saying victims were either too young to testify or could not pinpoint the time of their assaults. Episcopal priest, who ironically headed a national committee examining the church’s position on sexuality, resigned in October following charges he sexually abused young men in his congregation. The official said the number of victims appears to be “less than 10”. A family in Dare County, North Carouna is suing Methodist minister Carl M.
Church members were not informed, even after the arrests.In 1986 prosecutors interviewed about a dozen girls and their mothers who described a religious ritual in which they would strip and fondle each other at Williams’ command. The Illinois Appellate Court, which denied him a rehearing, received more than 2,000 letters in his behalf. An aunt said she believed the delay stemmed from racism, because the victim is black & the minister white.Williams claimed thiswas _Bible_-based: “Our belief is that biblically if you have a problem within yourself, it is because of sin or weakness, and about the only thing that’s goingto cleanse you of that is if you expose it before the Lord.” Source: _Palm Beach Post_ 2/26/92. Port Charlotte church school principal Albert Joseph Clerico Jr., 47,charged with sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist by means of therapeutic deception, claims to be licensed by a nonexistent “scripturally based” group, National Christian Counselors Association & to have attended the nonexistent Carolina University of Theology. About 75 supporters from the Christ Universal Church picketed before the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago in support of Rev Paul Hall, 47, convicted of sexually abusing a boy, 13, in 1989. “It would not be this way if it had been a black minister molesting a white child,” she said. Wendell Beets, of Sound Doctrine Church, resigned following a claim of sexual impropriety with a female church member, 19. A Louisville jury of 6 men & 6 women found in favor of the Presbyterian Church (U. A.) in a million sexual-harassment suit brought by Janet Gellhaus.He also resigned Wednesday as pastor of Landmark Baptist Church, where he had served for 31/2 years. At least 7 church members in their 20s & 30s said they were molested by Truxton as children. The Bear Valley Church of Christ & its former minister Homer Wolfe agreed to pay 0,000 to a man whom Wolfe sexually assaulted during family counseling sessions. Fugitive religious leader James Randazzo, convicted in 1989 of sex crimes, had skipped the country in 1990 & was nabbed in Hungary after a manhunt.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.Police miked the victim & recorded Clerico making sexual advances, soliciting her comment on his graphic fantasies & telling her to perform oral sex. Other church employees or members have stepped forward to say they had affairs with the bishop’s brother, Rev. Don Paulk accuses former church schoolteacher Rebecca Moses of seducing him, saying “I know now what it was like for Samson to place his head in the lap o Delilah.” Six victims have not filed suit, but are asking for legislation making it a felony in Georgi for clergy to have sex with members of their congregations. Two fellow ministers, Michael Camer, 30, and David Annstrong, 33, are indicted on lesser charges Young boys may have been brought from Tijuana, Mexico to Davis’ San Diego church for molestation. The Scott Air Force Base chaplain was court-martialed and given 3 months in jail. In exchange for guilty pleas, the Air Force agreed to a brief sentence and dropped other charges of indecent advances, possession of a pornographic videotape while in the United Arab Emigrates during the war against Iran, ordering an enlisted man to obtain a pornographic tape, and dereliction of duty. Starck said: “The burning question in this case is whether this man is a minister or a monster, a pastor or a pedophile.” Starck said he is all of those things. Guppy filed a civil suit for clergy malpractice, misrepresentation, fraud & other counts against Rev. George Walker, 64, of New Tazewell, who has pastored a number of area Baptist churches. The Presbyterian General Assembly, meeting in Baltimore in June, voted 446-78 to recommend abolishing the statute of limitations for reporting sexual misconduct by clergy.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.Wendell Henkenmeier of Marblehead from the ministry after a panel found him guilty of sexual misconduct & destructive practices during counseling of 5 victims. He is already serving up to 10 years for a 1991 conviction involving 4 other children, but will be eligible for parole in 4 years. Members of his church & family sobbed & shouted at jurors & a police detective who testified that the pastor had confessed to the molestations. Charges involving 10 victims were brought against Associate Pastor Timothy Lee Leonard, 32, of North Sharon Baptist Church near Grass Lake, & volunteer Sunday school bus driver, church deacon Mark Foeller. The suspects went to low-income housing projects or trailer parks in 4 counties, telling parents they would “take the children to church & teach them about God”, according to Det. Men would walk up to children in their yards, coaxing them with treats to come to weekend services or summer _Bible_ school.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.The media is so bias against the Catholic Church because they don’t publish protestant sex scandals in the front page. Truxton, 77 resigned his positions at the 5,000-member First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton.If you find one you will read it in the back page and with few description. Thomas Road Baptist Church in Phoenix failed to screen churchvolunteer John Herman Kuiper for a criminal record when it permitted him to drive a church bus & volunteer at youth events. Paul Lutheran Church youth counselor John Wayne Nase, 40, Phoenix, was accused of multiple counts of child molesting, sexual conduct with a minor & kidnapping. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Redwood City, made a secret settlement to a victim of youth counselor James A. The victim said the pastor and other church officials interrupted Weller when he was molesting the victim, then 13, but failed to report it. The founding president of Mission Aviation Fellowship admitted he was stepping down because of “molestation perpetrated by me in the past upon young girls within & outside this congregation”.