Tag: sexual assault

Investigation into assault at church uncovers similar attack

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments



The Tulsa police investigation into a female church employee attacked nearly a week ago has not yet turned up a suspect, Sex Crimes Division Sgt. Mark Mears said. But it did turn up a similar case that had occurred nearby in late March. Mears said the department has received only a few Crime Stoppers tips […]




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Church rape suspect agrees to plea deal

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments



TAMPA (FOX 13) – The defendant started off the day in a dark suit, ready for trial. But after wrestling back and forth with his attorneys, Demetrius Morris changed into an orange jail jumpsuit and took a plea deal. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to raping a 70-year-old Tampa pastor in October of 2012. Hillsborough assistant […]




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Tulsa Police Seek Suspect Who Assaulted Woman In Church

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments



TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman inside a church Tuesday morning. The man asked to see the pastor and as the woman unlocked the door to let him in, he picked up a metal folding chair, bashed her over the head, ripped at her clothes and dragged […]




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Modesto man arrested at church on lewd acts, child porn

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Modesto man was arrested at a church over the weekend on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and possessing child pornography. Modesto police were called to CrossPoint Community Church on 12th Street on Sunday for a report of a disturbance, said police spokeswoman Heather Graves. The disturbance involved 29-year-old Albert Stewart, who was […]




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Former worker at Victory Christian Center pleads guilty to child-sex crime

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Victory Christian Center janitor pleaded guilty Friday to a child-sex crime. Israel Shalom Castillo, 23, had no plea agreement in place with prosecutors and had been scheduled to go on trial next week. He was charged in September 2012 with making a lewd or indecent proposal over Facebook to a 14-year-old girl he […]




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Former minister accused of groping woman at church

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Cornerstone Community Church youth minister has been accused of groping a woman at the church’s Chestnut Street location. Patrick Hattler, 36, was in Orangeburg Municipal Court on Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree assault and battery. Orangeburg City Judge Barney Houser set bond on the Orangeburg man at $10,000 cash or surety, […]




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Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga limits pastor’s son’s participation after sex assault arrest

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 21-year-old pastor's son won't be allowed to work with children or hold a leadership position at the Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga after being charged with simple battery, two counts of third-degree cruelty to children and sexual assault in connection with an incident at a church camp. The church, which holds services at Tyner […]




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Rape Victim: Church Knowingly Employed Sexual Predator

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio –  A woman who was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor when she was 15 years old has filed a lawsuit against the church that employed the pastor. Jury selection began in the case Tuesday morning. The victim and her father filed the lawsuit against Delaware Grace Brethren Church. The church is […]




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Suspect In Alleged Sex Assault At Church Preschool Was Volunteer

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



TROY (WWJ) – Leaders at a Troy church say the person accused of sexually assaulting a child at its preschool is a volunteer who has since been let go. That information was revealed Thursday at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, where police and other officials met to address the media. Richard Gady, chair of the board of directors […]




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Ex-church volunteer who admitted sex crimes against kids a high risk to reoffend, psychiatrist testifies

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former church youth volunteer, who admitted to sexually molesting and making child pornography of young boys, must take extensive counselling for such issues as social skills and sexual deviancy or he will remain a high risk to similarly reoffend, a forensic psychiatrist testified on Wednesday. Dr. David Tano, who completed a risk assessment on […]




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Teen describes abuse at Lakewood yeshiva teacher sex-assault trial

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — The boy at the center of a sexual abuse case within Lakewood’s Orthodox Jewish community had no friends in fifth and sixth grade and none in the summer camp he attended those years, he shyly testified on Wednesday. So when camp counselor Yosef Kolko let the boy sing solos with the camp […]




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Mount Orab Church Addresses Sex Charges Facing Youth Minister

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A local youth minister is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager. One of Charles Engle's students at the First Baptist Church of Mount Orab claims she had at least three sexual encounters with him. The news of the alleged crimes are causing a lot of uneasy feelings in Mount Orab. Many people […]




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SC church maintenance man arrested on 27 counts of having sex with children

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville County Crimes Against Children Investigators arrested 58- year- old Timothy Lee Anders. He is facing 27 charges for sexually assaulting at least 2 children. Deputies say he met his victims while working maintenance at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. Deputies tell us the abuse took place both at the church […]




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Man charged with sexual assault in church basement

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



EASTVALE — A Beaver Falls man has been charged after police said he sexually assaulted a woman in a church basement. A Beaver Falls police report said Brian Zalucky, 24, of 309 Eighth St. was charged April 1 with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and unlawful restraint. According to the police report, a […]




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Man accused of rape at church faced prior accusations

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Harrison Twp., Montgomery County —  A Harrison Township man who was arrested last week for allegedly raping a boy while the two were at a local church, had been accused of inappropriate behavior with another child at the church in December, according to the church’s pastor. Blake Cole, 19, of Harrison Twp., was arrested at […]




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