“To date, clerical abuse victims here have been let down, not just by the church, but also by the authorities.”
“I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations.”
“The grand total of stolen money from the victim’s two accounts is $74,444.81.”
“Anytime there’s an allegation of sexual misconduct it’s alarming. Again, especially when it’s someone in a position of authority, people that we trust.”
Since the announcement, Cano’s information has been scrubbed from the church’s website as parishioners were left to grapple with the news.
Prosecutors said Baird is a “deceiver, a manipulator and a sexual predator” who groomed the girl for abuse, sent her sexually-suggestive messages and groped her multiple times at the Life Church between January and September 2015.
According to the police report cited by ABC13, the pastor’s wife told the victim’s daughter, “You wanna know why this happened? It happened because your mom slept with my husband.”
Collins pleaded with a judge for his release and explained to the judge that he was a pillar in the community …
Not only did McKinnon inappropriately touch this young girl repeatedly, Deputies said McKinnon also said he sent the girl inappropriate text messages as recently as December…
“He’s obviously gone in and out of just kind of discouragement, wondering what’s going to happen, what’s the end game here,”