Church Musician Tim Dampier Sentenced to 22 Years of Sexual Molestation on Boys [UPDATE]
In May 2011, Pastor R.L. Manaway of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church set up a meeting between an adult male member of his church and minister and church musician Tim Dampier. The church member accused Dampier of molestation the October before. Pastor Manaway took it upon himself to have the two discuss the issue instead of going to police. By law, the state of Washington does not mandate clergy to report sexual abuse to the local authorities.
Court documents stated during the meeting, Dampier reportedly admitted that “playful” touching occurred but denied molestation.
After Dampier was arrested last week, investigators say he finally admitted to molesting that victim named Kenny M. and several other boys.
Read more of the report at Church Scandal Report!