Kalamazoo pastor accused of sexual assault

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A pastor in Kalamazoo is alleged to have sexually abused four teenage boys and paid them to have sex with his wife. The Rev. Stricjavvar “Strick” Strickland was charged last week with 11 felonies, including four counts of human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity and three counts of child […]

Youth Pastor arrested on Child Sexual abuse

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Shawn Waddell is charged with several counts of sexual exploitation of children, eavesdropping, and surveillance of communication. WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A former youth pastor at a Warner Robins church is facing child exploitation charges.  Houston County Jail records show 29-year-old Shawn Waddell was arrested on August 14.  He is […]

Los Angeles Pastor arrested on multiple charges of Child Molestation

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HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. – The head pastor of a Hacienda Heights church was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl when she was 12 through 18 years old, and two additional victims have been identified, authorities announced Wednesday.   For more on this story… https://www.foxla.com/news/hacienda-heights-pastor-arrested-on-child-molestation-charges-detectives-seek-additional-victims https://www.foxla.com/news/hacienda-heights-pastor-arrested-on-child-molestation-charges-detectives-seek-additional-victims

Hyde Park Baptist Church sued for 2 Counts of Assault

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HYDE PARK – Jonathan Alan Weaver, the former senior pastor at the Hyde Park Baptist Church, has been arrested on two counts of assault and battery and the parish is the defendant in a civil lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act (CVA) by former parishioner Shielagh Clark.  Clark was known as Shielagh Thompson […]

Former Smithfield pastor charged with child molestation

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SMITHFIELD — The retired pastor of a church in Smithfield is charged with molesting a young girl. Police on Friday morning arrested Archie Emerson, 75, the retired pastor of Ocean State Baptist Church, on charges of second-degree child molestation. According to a police news release, detectives had received a complaint […]

S. Korean Pastor Arrested for Coronavirus Coverup

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A South Korean sect leader was arrested Saturday for allegedly hiding information about a coronavirus outbreak at his Christian church. Lee Man-hee, the 88-year-old leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, has been charged with tampering with the investigation into the coronavirus cluster, including ordering church officials to not identify […]

Pastor charged with distribution of child pornography

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GODFREY, Ill. (KMOV.com) — A Madison County pastor is charged with distributing pornography after a federal complaint was filed and a year-long investigation. Steven P. Tibbetts, 61, served as the head pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Godfrey. According to his attorney, Tibbetts was “released of all duties, pastoral or […]

Las Vegas Pastor Indicted

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A Las Vegas pastor accused of sexually abusing young girls is facing new felony counts in connection with alleged acts that date back almost 13 years. Bramwell Retana, 44, who remains jailed on $800,000 bail, was indicted Thursday on four charges of lewdness with a child under 14. Prosecutors said […]

Pampa Clergy Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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PAMPA, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A staff member at Trinity Fellowship Church in Pampa has been arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a child. 30-year-old Michael Loughmiller is charged with two counts of clergy sexual assault, one count of indecency with a child, and one count of sexual assault of a […]

Denton Youth Pastor Arrested on Sex Charges

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A former Denton youth pastor accused of multiple child-related sex charges worked at Denton Bible Church from 1995 to 2001, church officials said Thursday. Robert Shiflet, 50, of Denton is charged with four counts of child sex trafficking-related crimes dating back to 1997, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District […]