Tag: sexual assault

Church worker jailed for sex attacks

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



Perverted church worker Peter Stewart was convicted of sexual assaults on a child "on the clearest and most compelling" of evidence. But despite that he was jailed for his twisted assaults today without showing any remorse. Judge Adele Williams told the 38-year-old his refusal to accept his interest in young boys proved the only person […]




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Man in court over Jewish school sex assaults

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Balaclava man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting children at a Melbourne Jewish school. Locksmith and security guard David Cyprys, 43, was arrested this morning. The alleged offences involved students of Yeshivah College, an orthodox Jewish boys' school in East St Kilda, during the 1980s and early 1990s. The court heard there […]




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Man arrested for sexually assaulting kids in synagogue

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 65-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing indecent acts on children whom he taught Torah to. The investigation was launched last week, after a father of three filed a complaint with the Rehovot police. The inquiry found that the suspect promised to give the three children, aged 8-10, money if they answered […]




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Youth pastor arrested for alleged lewd acts

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



BENICIA, Calif. — A youth pastor at a Solano County church has been arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts with one of his underage female Bible study students, a Benicia police lieutenant said. The Benicia girl is under 14 years old and, to protect her identity, police are not identifying the church, which is […]




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Investigators: Pastor raped woman in trailer on church grounds

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Investigators said Wednesday that a 46-year-old Ladson pastor charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, raped one of the female victims in a trailer located on the grounds of his own church. Dale Richardson was in court Wednesday to face a rape charge stemming from a July 27 incident. He is […]




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Two Boys Molested Within An Hour At Borough Park Synagogue

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A man reportedly molested two young boys in a Borough Park synagogue within minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon. The incidents happened at Simcha Hall, which serves the Belz sect of the Hasids in the neighborhood, around 4 p.m. A "young man" dressed as a Hasid asked a 12-year-old boy to help him move […]




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Man Accused Of Attacking Girls At La Jolla Church

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAN DIEGO — A man was arrested and accused of attacking two girls at a church in La Jolla, San Diego police announced Thursday. The incident happened Sunday shortly before 5 p.m. at the St. James by-the-Sea Church on 743 Prospect Street. Police said 27-year-old William Harry Marble grabbed two 11-year-old girls and tried to […]




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Charges: Youth Director Sexually Assaulted Girl at Church, on Retreats

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



HAM LAKE, Minn. (FOX 9) – Charges were filed Thursday against a Ham Lake Lutheran church youth director accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the summer and fall of 2010. The victim said the assaults took place at the church, on church retreats and at a youth camp, among other places. Damian Burkhalter, […]




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Teacher from Naperville charged with sex assault on students

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Bail was set at $1.5 million Tuesday for a Naperville woman charged with sexually assaulting four students for years while she was a teacher at a Northwest Side Christian school, prosecutors said. Elisa Martinelli, 34, of the 1500 block of South Raymond Drive in Naperville, was charged with four counts of criminal sexual assault, according […]




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Rape victim’s parents suing church

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) – The parents of a 14-year-old rape victim have filed suit against a Taylor church, alleging the pastor and other church members opened the door for the crime to happen. Jeremy James, 29, a musical minister at the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, was convicted in April for aggravated sexual assault of […]




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No law on church worker checks

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



Since a Temecula assistant pastor was arrested last month and charged with raping a 16-year-old choirgirl, revelations about his criminal past have raised questions about church hiring practices. At least one church member and a victims' advocate say the pastor, who had been convicted in 2008 of sex with a 15-year-old from his previous church, […]




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Lawsuit: Spring Lake Park church failed to protect children against sex abuse

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 21 year-old Blaine man who says he was sexually abused at the age of 15 by his youth group leader at a Spring Lake Park church is suing its religious leaders. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Hennepin County District Court on the man’s behalf by attorneys with Jeff Anderson & Associates, names defendants Emmanuel […]




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Alleged church rapist pleads not guilty

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



The man accused of the rape of a Stone Mountain church worker in February waived his arraignment and pleaded not guilty in court on May 3. John Russell Carter, 50, of 157 Mill Court in Atlanta, was indicted last month for the Feb. 26 rape of a female worker at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, […]




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Paedophile back in jail after following teen boy into toilet at Bristol church

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A PREDATORY paedophile who pursued a 14-year-old boy into a toilet after targeting him at a church has been sent back to jail. Kevin Rodgers, 36, met the boy at a church in central Bristol in January last year. Bristol Crown Court heard that he followed the boy at church gatherings and tried to talk […]




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Background checks, policies help some Cenla churches prevent sexual improprieties

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Some local churches and organizations have highlighted the proactive stance they take to protect the youths in their congregations against sexual improprieties by church officials. The recent rape and molestation charges filed against former Donahue Family Church youth leader Angelo Deboray "Doogie" Golatt have raised questions about churches' policies on background checks during hiring and […]




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