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Tulsa Church Victory Christian Center Accused of Protecting Ministry from Teen Sex Abuse Allegations

Tulsa Church Victory Christian Center Accused of Protecting Ministry from Teen Sex Abuse Allegations

Well, we called this situation a cover up from the very beginning because it had all of the tell tale signs of one. We are glad that people see this and are doing something about it.

Report below says:

A national clergy abuse watchdog group blasted a Tulsa megachurch Thursday for doing “damage control” to protect the ministry’s image instead of showing concern for a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped on its property.

 

Read full report at Church Scandal Report!

Former Pastor Patrick Edouard Sentenced to 5 Years Plus Victims’ Addressed Sentencing

patrick edouard

Former Pastor Patrick Edouard Sentenced to 5 Years Plus Victims’ Addressed Sentencing

Former Pella pastor Patrick Edouard was sentenced Friday morning to five years in prison after being found guilty of sexual exploitation.

Edouard was convicted of four counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist and one count of entering into a pattern/scheme of exploitation by a therapist. He was sentenced to one year in prison on each of the exploitation counts and five years on the ongoing charge. The individual sentences per exploitation count will be served consecutively, and the sentence on the pattern charge will run concurrently with those.

 Below are the Victim Impact Statements made during the sentencing given by four former members of the church:

Alabama Pastor Cederick McMillan Convicted of Sexually Abusing Teen Relative

Pastor Cederick McMillan convicted

Alabama Pastor Cederick McMillan Convicted of Sexually Abusing Teen Relative

An Alabama jury convicted a local pastor, Cederick McMillan of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

They found Cederick McMillan, 27, guilty of second-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

McMillan is pastor of New Birth Community Church in Mobile and helped found Prichard Preparatory Academy.

The authorities accused him of ‘sexually touching and having oral sex with a girl when she was 14 years old in 2007.’

Read more at Church Scandal Report!

 

Pastor Benny Hinn Announces Postponing of Remarriage Ceremony to Wife Suzanne

Benny Hinn and wife not remarrying?

Pastor Benny Hinn Announces Postponing of Remarriage Ceremony to Wife Suzanne

Evangelist and minister Benny Hinn has finally publicly addressed questions regarding the reconciliation with his wife, Suzanne. If you remember, The Christian Post reported their ‘re-marriage’ date of Oct. 26th was not added to their calendar of events which raised the question whether its was still on. Apparently, they spoke prematurely, says Hinn (before God’s plan, that is).

Son and Daughter-in-law of Victory Christian Center’s Pastor Sharon Daugherty Want Charges Dismissed

Son and Daughter-in-law of VCC’s Pastor Sharon Daugherty Want Charges Dismissed

It’s no surprise the ministers at Victory Christian Center, who happen to be the son and daughter-in-law of the senior pastor, would love for the judge to dismiss these horrible charges of concealing information from the authorities regarding a crime in their church!

Read report below:

Two Victory Christian Center youth ministers asked a judge Friday to dismiss the charges of failure to report child abuse against them based on the letter of state law, which they say fails to include the rape of a child as a type of child abuse.

Scandalized Pastor Schaap’s Former Church First Baptist of Hammond Lay Off Staffers

Pastor Jack Schaap's former church layoff staffers

Scandalized Pastor Schaap’s Former Church First Baptist of Hammond Lay Off Staffers

The First Baptist Church of Hammond is laying off  a quarter of the church’s staff, a church spokesman confirmed last week.

The layoffs happen to come in the wake of a federal guilty plea by the church’s former head Pastor Jack Schaap, who admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage parish girl he had been counseling.

Even though church donations have remained the same, church leaders decided…

Read more at Church Scandal Report!

Pastor Otis Holland Accused of Sexual Assault Has Prosecutor Named in Trial

pastor otis holland gets prosecuter for trial

Pastor Otis Holland Accused of Sexual Assault Has Prosecutor Named in Trial

Report from 8 News Now:

The Clark County district attorney’s office is fighting a judge’s decision to name a veteran Las Vegas defense lawyer to prosecute a former storefront church pastor accused of sexually assaulting at least four young girls in his Las Vegas-area congregation.

Court records show that attorney Robert Langford was named to replace the Clark County district attorney’s office in former United Faith Church leader Otis Holland’s case.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants Judge Stefany Miley to reconsider.

Alabama Pastor Stanley Porter Sentenced to Ten Years For Sexual Assault on a Minor

Stanley O'Neal Porter sentenced to 10 years

 Alabama Pastor Stanley Porter Sentenced to Ten Years For Sexual Assault on a Minor

Fox News reports:

A local pastor was sentenced to a decade behind bars for sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Stanley Porter was sent to prison Thursday.

Porter was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy he was supposed to be mentoring said Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson.

Patterson with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office said Porter sodomized the boy following a choir rehearsal at Friendship Church in Mobile.

Patterson said the attack happened around Christmas in 2009.

South Florida Pastor James Harris Convicted of Molestation on Teen Boy, Gets 30 Years

Rev. James Harris charged and convicted of sexual crimes against teen boy, gets 30 years

 South Florida Pastor James Harris Convicted of Molestation on Teen Boy, Gets 30 Years

The 65-year-old South Florida minister Rev. James Harris has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for molesting a teenage boy. On Friday’s sentencing hearing, prosecutors wanted the defendant to serve the maximum 80-year term for the Rev. James Harris, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Harris’ attorney requested a 16-year minimum. Rev. Harris received 30 years in prison which will keep him in prison for the rest of his life.

He’s been charged and convicted on six felony sex crimes including:

Update: Pastor and Police Chief Ralph Godbee retires amid sex scandal: Will Godbee also retire as co-pastor of his church?

Police chief Ralph Godbee made a very wise decision to retire as police chief. 

This is no surprise, he should be embarrassed after following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Warren Evans who had an affair with the same woman, Monique Patterson.  Then, he allegedly had affairs with about five other women…Read full article, here.
Source: Sanctified Church Revolution

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