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Ex-Victory Christian Center Employee Sentenced to 55 Years for Sex Crimes Against Minors

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Ex-Victory Christian Center Employee Sentenced to 55 Years for Sex Crimes Against Minors
Wow! That’s a serious and stiff sentence but when y0u read below what the young suspect said about his crimes, you wouldn’t want him back on the street either.
Tulsa World reports:
A former Victory Christian Center employee, Chris Denman was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to several sex crime charges involving three underage girls.
Chris Denman, 20, was sentenced by Tulsa County District Judge Bill Musseman to:
  • 55 years in prison
  • five years of probation on counts of first-degree rape

The Catholic Church Sex Scandal: Wants to Redact Making Church Leaders Names Public

The Catholic Church Wants to Redact Making Church Leaders Names

It’s really unbelievable but after years of legal twists and turns, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is set to make public the confidential personnel records of all priests accused of molesting children. Victims said the files would provide accountability for church leaders who let pedophiles remain in the ministry, but unfortunately and conveniently, the documents have been ‘scrubbed’ of those identities, which many regard as the most important information.

Below are examples of what will be removed before the documents’ public release if the court upholds the current plan to redact church officials’ names.

President Obama Signed the Child Protection Act of 2012 Which Doubles Prison Terms

 

President Obama Signed the Child Protection Act of 2012 Which Doubles Prison Terms

On the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2012, the President signed H.R. 6063, the Child Protection Act of 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House.

The Child Protection Act of 2012 doubles prison terms from 10 to 20 years for certain offenses.

The BCCourier.com reported:

The bipartisan legislation safeguards young victims of child pornography, sexual abuse and sex trafficking by strengthening the law enforcement officers’ ability to protect victims and witnesses and apprehend perpetrators.

Former Long Beach Priest Luis Jose Cuevas Admits Sexual Crimes

Former Long Beach Priest Luis Jose Cuevas Admits Sexual Crimes

Press Telegram reports:

A Catholic priest once assigned to a North Long Beach church pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of sexual battery involving two women and a teen girl.

The Rev. Luis Jose Cuevas, 67, the former parish priest at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 5390 Linden Ave., was formally charged earlier this year with nine counts of sexual assault following accusations from three alleged victims.

Cuevas pleaded to three of the nine counts, one related to each victim.

Senior Pastor Isaac Hunter’s Suicide Note Found While Affair Exposed and Domestic Violence Allegations

Isaac Hunter

Senior Pastor Isaac Hunter’s Suicide Note Found While Affair Exposed and Domestic Violence Allegations

 

Isaac Hunter is the senior pastor of Summit Church. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Hunter has issued his resignation after his downward spiral of violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicidal thoughts, according to a domestic violence petition filed Friday.

“I currently fear for my life and the lives of our three children,” Rhonda Hunter wrote in a petition for a temporary restraining order against her husband. “Isaac is unstable and has demonstrated erratic behavior, alcohol abuse, and fits of rage.”

Former Los Angeles Priest Carlos Rene Rodriguez Finally Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Priest Carlos Rene Rodriguez arrested on child sex abuse

Former Los Angeles Priest Carlos Rene Rodriguez Finally Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Former LA priest Carlos Rene Rodriguez was arrested on charges of lewd acts on a child under 14. This just happens to be Rodriguez’ second arrest. In 2004, the former priest  was convicted of child sex abuse. News reports say LA church officials have known Rodriguez is a predator since 1987 yet they have fought since 2007 to keep his personnel files secret.  According to reports, the files are finally scheduled to be released later this month.

Father Rolando Garcia Finally Resigns After More Sex Abuse Allegations Surface (VIDEO)

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Father Rolando Garcia Finally Resigns After More Sex Abuse Allegations Surface (VIDEO)

A Miami priest Father Rolando Garcia has been named in multiple sexual abuse lawsuits. Consequently, Garcia has resigned soon after fresh allegations were filed in court.

Father Rolando Garcia was formerly the priest of the St. Agatha Catholic Church in west Miami-Dade and submitted a formal letter of resignation to Archdiocese of Miami effective November 21st.

Huffington Post reports:

Alleged Pedophile Priest Arrested Once Again

Linus Bastien, priest arrested

Alleged Pedophile Priest Arrested Once Again

Report says:

Police have once again arrested a former Windsor priest already facing 22 previous sex crime charges.

Chatham-Kent police said the new charges against Linus Bastien, 86, who was a priest in Windsor and the surrounding region from 1951-97, are also for “historical sexually based offences.”

Police said the sex crimes occurred between 1963-70 while Bastien was the priest at St. Charles Parish in the village of Stephenson, in the former Township of Tilbury East.

 

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Cook County Pastor Christopher L. Johnson Accused of Sexual Abuse of Woman When She Was a Minor

Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church Pastor Christopher L. Johnson

Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church Pastor Christopher L. Johnson

Cook County Pastor Christopher L. Johnson Accused of Sexual Abuse of Woman When She Was a Minor

An alleged victim claims her former Pentecostal church pastor sexually abused minors but his church members kept it secret and kept him on as pastor even after his wife divorced him for it, says the victim in court claims.

Courthouse News reports:

The plaintiff claims Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church Pastor Christopher L. Johnson pastor sexually abused her as a minor, after the church knew or should have known that he had fathered a child with another woman with whom he first had sexual relations when she was a minor.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Pastor Bishop Joseph Walker’s Accuser Amends Sex Lawsuit with More Details

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Mt. Zion Baptist Church Pastor Bishop Joseph Walker’s Accuser Amends Sex Lawsuit with More Details

Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church has not been let off the hook with the lawsuits that alleges he engaged in sexual misconduct with two members.

Two former members filed lawsuits against the bishop but some things have changed with the two suits. In November, one lawsuit was dismissed and the attorney for the other plaintiff filed court documents to withdraw that suit, according to Examiner.com.

The Examiner’s report states: