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Clerico maintains his position as “pastoral counselor” exempts him under state law from charges. Gilsrap pleaded guilty to 2 counts of child molestation after the state high court in 1991 overturned a 1989 conviction for molesting young boys at church. My family’s forgiveness was second only to the forgiveness of God.” His brother, Bishop Earl Paulk, berated the media for exposing the “weaknesses” of others, an blamed “Satan”, promising Don would return. The $12 million racially diverse 7,700-seat church with a TV program, social services, lost half of its 12,000 members following revelations that its minister, Bishop Ear Paulk, had an adulterous affair. It promotes a doctrine of “covering”, blessing cover-ups of sexual misconduct & requiring submission to authority. Davis, 57, is a prominent Waukegan minister with Christian Fellowship, Inc. He was also convicted o attempted seduction of a 19-year-old Air Force cadet who fought off advances in his chapel office. Louise & Clarence Ellis of Cedar Rapids say others have criticized them for speaking out against Beets. Church attorney Michael Valenti, apparently conceded the relationship when he said after the acquittal (shades of the U. Senate): “The lesson should be you need to immediately tell people about it, you need to immediately investigate your rights, you need to use some common sense & say ‘no’.” Source: Presbyterian Outlook_ 9/7/92. Indicted for 6 counts of aggravated sexual battery & 5 counts of sexual battery was Rev.

About 374 persons wrote letters to the judge asking for mercy. Davis may be the most sexually dangerous man to have ever walked the streets of Lake Co.,” maintains Assistant State’s Attorney Jeff Pavletic. It also voted 491-26 to establish a policy on sexual misconduct, advising local churches to set up “sexual misconduct response teams” & notify secular authorities “when appropriate”. “I came her with a lot of wonderful dreams, and my dreams were shattered,” said the victim, now 23. Suspended associate rector of a Tucson Episcopal church, Stephen P.

“He is the greatest person there is,” insisted Martha Allsopp, a Kenosha church member. Two other ministers from his Waukegan church, David Lee Armstrong & Michael Carner, go on trial in March. Peter Paine of the Christian Fellowship Church presented a request for clemency for Davis to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. Sources: _Chicago Tribune_ 8/15/92, AP/ _Quad-City Times_ 8/15/92, _News-Sun_ (Lake Co.) 1/15/93. The 500 members of Christ Lutheran church in Palatine were sent a letter informing them that Rev. The adopted policy said there is evidence that “10-23 percent of clergy nationwide have engaged in sexualized behavior or sexual contact with parishioners, clients, employees, etc., within a professional relationship”. With the conviction, “I can dream again and become a whole person again.” Rape and assault-battery charges are still pending against him by another Tibetan woman. Apthorp, 56, pleaded guilty in Massachusetts to repeatedly raping his stepdaughter between her 10th and 16th birthday, an estimated 830 incidents of abuse. Charges included indecent assault and battery, rape and distribution of pornographic materials to a minor. congregation asked him to leave because he was abusing alcohol, ignoring their problems, and “using the women of the parish like they were some kind of fringe benefit”, Apthorp said. His contract as a counselor for Tucson General Hospital’s Westcenter was not renewed.

His wife of 13 years, Julie Smith, said the allegations stunned her. As far as I know he’s never hurt anyone’s children,” she said. The statute of limitations has expired; no criminal charges were filed. Sobbing Mormon Sunday School teacher John Allen Midgett asked for God’s forgiveness before being sentenced to 30 years in state prison for molesting & terrorizing 8 girls, ages 5-10. Paul Robinson agreed to pay $575,000 in damages to Mary Tenantry, mother of 5, for luring her into an extramarital affair while counseling her. Earlier, a boy, now 17, was awarded $450,000 by a jury for similar charges. He told parishioners to undress & massage themselves, & masturbated during counseling sessions, also touching parishioners. He will now be sentenced on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children & drug use. Facing 11 felony counts stemming from molestations of 2 young brothers since 1987, Rev.

He has been suspended as principal of Community Christian School of First Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, & as minister of First Baptist Church, which operates the school. The senior Protestant chaplain sought out vulnerable women seeking help for emotional upsets. Lloyd Davis, 57, flanked by many supporters, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for criminal sexual assault, child pornography & sexual abuse. Former church members accuse him of running a cult making sexual demands on supporters & locating all churches near Naval bases, where he is known for trying to lure young sailors into his churches for sexual purposes. The vote must be ratified by 2/3 of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries. Mitchell, 56, was convicted on 6 of 23 charges of sexual assault involving a Tibetan woman who testified he sexually abused her as a teenager after offering to sponsor her education in this country.

Source: _National & International Religion Report_ 10/19/92. Pastor David Hocking of Calvary Church in Santa Ana was forced to resign after confessing to an affair with a married woman. Source: _National & International Religion Report_ 10/19/92. Twenty persons pleaded for leniency, including the local NAACP president. Rancho Cucamonga pastor John Marshall, convicted of sexually battering an ill man, 25, is being sued for $1 million by victim Kirk Judy, along with his church, the American Baptist Churches of USA & of the Pacific Southwest. Two assistant pastors at Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, were charged with 4 felony counts of lewd & lascivious conduct with children, stemming from assaults on 4 boys, ages 10-15, at the church between September 1988 & February 1992. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution Source: _San Diego Times Union_ 1992, _Los Angeles Times_ 9/12/92. Carolyn Kruse, Aurora, filed suit against her minister and church, saying he coerced her into a sexual relationship when she went for counseling while ill with Hodgkin’s disease. Leonard, pastor of Harvest Christian Center, who told the congregation Kruse was possessed by a demon. Former chair of the Region 16 Board of Education, Kathan retired last summer as associate minister of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire in Waterbury.

Walter’s defense was to accuse his wife of concocting the charges to get even with him because he had an affair with a young church member! The 6’2″, 200-lb pastor overpowered the 5’6″, 140-lb victim at a bedside counseling visit. The suit alleges that Marshall had committed other crimes, & that the 2 Baptist groups should have known about them. Charged are Pablo Geraldo Boas, 28, & David Ernest Brimmer, 39. Police say their investigation shows he molested a boy, 17, numerous times over the past 5 years, & once molested his brother, now 12. Holy Way leader Clarence “Brother Will” Williams was arrested after a 19-year-old woman said he brainwashed her into having sex starting when she was 15.

“Never have I seen him practice what he preached, and I heard him preach a lot.” Source: _Arizona Daily Star_ 3/13/92; _Boston Herald_ 5/7/92; _Lincoln Journal_ 5/14/92. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America removed Rev. Groton Sunday School teacher Leslie Richard Danielson, 63, was sentenced to 5-10 years after pleading guilty to sexually abusing 6 children under 14 years. A jury convicted Baptist minister Edward Quakenbush, of New Testament Baptist Church, town of Wyoming, of raping & molesting a teenage boy in his church over a 4-year period, starting when he was 12. In July he checked himself into Pine Rest Christian Counseling Services in Grand Rapids. The associate pastor, volunteer bus driver & a third church member are believed to have fondled some & raped others, ranging in age from 3 to 10, on church buses & property.