COGIC Chronicles: Bishop Charles Brown Victims Speak Out as Overcomers of Sexual Abuse in the Church
Originally posted: Sept. 24, 2012
If you remember the story from last year, Bishop Charles Brown was accused of a sexual crime against a teen girl nearly 25 years ago.
The spiritual head of a local Pentecostal denomination has been arrested and booked with sexual battery on a teenage girl more than 23 years ago. New Orleans court records show that Bishop Charles E. Brown, 58, was released on $25,000 bond yet later raised to $1 million dollar bond.
The woman, now in her thirties, said at the time Brown was her aunt’s boyfriend, and the acts occurred at his home.
She told police Brown recently reached out and asked to “friend” her on Facebook. She told him she knew him to be an abuser and decided then to go to the police, the affidavit said.
Read full story and the victims’ stories at Church Scandal Report!