Willow Creek Community Megachurch Facing Child Molestation Charges, Being Sued by Church Members
Willow Creek Community Megachurch Facing Child Molestation Charges
Special friends program at Willow Creek church employed a volunteer who was accused of molesting a special needs boy.
Now, two lawsuits were filed against Willow Creek Community Church, claiming the megachurch failed to prevent two boys from being sexually abused by a volunteer.
The most recent lawsuit, filed on Thursday, claims negligence in the case of an 8-year-old special needs boy, who was sexually abused by Robert Sobczak, 20. Sobczak was sentenced to two years of probation and forced to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty in December.
According to the prosecutor from the criminal case, Sobczak brought the special needs boy to a secluded area before he sexually abused him on Feb. 17, 2013. The boy told his mother immediately who reported it to police. The parents are now suing the church in the case.