CNN帥哥主播幼年遭神父性侵自家人專訪數度哽咽

美國有線電視新聞網(CNN)日前驚爆,台內男主播湯瑪斯‧羅柏茲少年時曾被神父性侵多年,CNN最近專訪這名主播,談及往事數度哽咽,還表示高中時曾因此試圖自殺。
現年33歲的湯瑪斯羅柏茲是CNN台內備受矚目的年輕主播,但是他有一段傷痛的過去,令他過去20年來都活在黑暗中。12日他親自在CNN現身說法,道出這段遭教會神職人員性侵害的悲慘經歷。
在巴迪摩爾郊區長大的羅柏茲,從小篤信天主教,也因此常到神父傑夫‧圖海的家,1980年代中期爸媽離婚後,他更被視為需要神父心靈輔導,沒想到神父是披著羊皮的狼,向他伸出鹹豬手。
羅柏茲回憶某日晚上遭性侵害過程:「他把我拉向他肚子邊,親吻我的耳朵,舔我的耳朵」,「在神父那,他先舔我的耳朵,然後舔他自己的手掌,接著就用手摸我,用他的手幫我手淫,然後開始親我,這真的真的很痛苦。」
他說,第一次遭神父性侵害後,從此高中生活變成「羞辱與謊言的牢籠」,「我覺得被困住了」。之後,羅柏茲被神父性侵的次數越來越頻繁,他不敢告訴家人,甚至曾因此企圖自殺,幸好他姊姊及時闖入救了他。
上了大學,羅柏茲迫不及待到外地求學,希望能遠離神父。此時,他的故鄉有另一名年輕人出面指控被神父性侵,卻沒人願相信他,羅柏茲說,「我不想回去陷入烈焰中,告訴大家說:那就是我,我和那男孩有同樣的故事,我也被性侵。」
直到三年前,羅柏茲在心理醫生輔導下,決定掀開神父的假面具,與另一名被神父性侵的人見面,兩人同時出面具狀控告神父。該名神父被判五年徒刑,但是最後只服了10個月徒刑,就因表現良好出獄。
對此,羅柏茲無奈的說,「我實在不知如何定義正義,什麼叫正義?我有過提早被釋放的機會嗎?」
http://www.ettoday.com/2007/03/13/334-2066331.htm
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Honduran police arrest priest wanted on child abuse charges

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras: Honduran police arrested a Costa Rican priest who has been convicted of child abuse in his homeland, officials said.
Enrique Vasquez, 48, was arrested Wednesday during a routine stop in the Honduran capital, police spokesman Anibal Baca said Thursday.
Vasquez failed to present a passport and claimed to be a Venezuelan called Strauss, Baca said. However, after an "intense interrogation" he confessed to his true identity and it was found he was wanted by Interpol, he said.
Vasquez was accused of committing child abuse in a Costa Rican church in 1994 and has been a fugitive since 1998.
In 2005, a Costa Rican court convicted him in his absence and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2 ... s-Priest-Arrest.php
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蘋果日報
2005-04-02
迫口交不果 虐打勒令脫衣彈跳 牧師非禮智障女囚21月

基督教香港信義會一名已婚牧師淫辱智障女教友一案,牧師庭上辯稱女教友與時下年輕人表現自我同出一轍,兩年來的婚外情僅互相愛撫身體,亦從未向她傳道,不察覺她智障,裁判官最後不接受牧師解釋,認為牧師非禮心智不成熟的女教友,嚴重違反誠信,更用武力虐待,形容為裁判法院一宗最差劣案件之一,可看盡人性陰暗的一面,重判牧師入獄二十一個月。

裁判官郭啟安判案時表示,被告身為受人尊敬的牧師非禮心智不成熟的受害人,除嚴重違反誠信,更用武力虐打方式迫受害人就範,對受害人極盡侮辱,強迫她光着上半身上下跳動,可知受害人當時承受的震撼及傷害是如此大。

官:案情令公眾厭惡

郭啟安續指,被告早前認罪,受害人原毋須出庭作證,免除憶述案發經過時出現尷尬的情況,被告卻聲稱從未察覺受害人的智商有問題,她最終需要上庭,受害人表現緊張,可見她承受壓力之大。

儘管控方早前已索取律政司指示,認為此案適合在裁判法院處理,裁判法院單一控罪最高可判囚兩年,惟郭啟安認為此案適合在區域法院答辯,區院的司法管轄權最高可判監七年。而本案揭露的案情令公眾厭惡,為平息案件為事主及其家人帶來的怨憤,法庭須判處阻嚇性刑罰,即使被告沒有案底,仍須判監二十一個月。

信義會:已革除職務

基督教香港信義會回應指,張偉忠已於去年二月被革除在教會一切職務,並接受輔導,待案件審結後會按章褫奪其牧師職銜,聲明並對張無法勝過自己的軟弱,作出羞辱主名的事而感到難過。

四十一歲被告張偉忠,現時無業,他早前在粉嶺裁判法院承認一項非禮罪,律師求情表示,對受害人和法庭致歉,明白案情嚴重性,希望從輕法落。近十名教友昨日到庭支持被告,其間被告神態自若,與教友有講有笑,被告進入犯人檻時,仍不忘向教友及妻子豎起拇指。

法庭就被告爭議的部份案情進行聆訊,傳召受害人在屏風後作供,最後裁定被告表面證供成立,被告選擇自辯作供。

他憶述受害人起初委託他,推薦她加入另一間教會,惟遭該教會拒絕,受害人於是參加被告主持的周日祟拜及讀經班。

被告強調,他從來不察覺受害人的智商異於常人,他承認受害人有時表現不投入,在小組時自顧講手提電話,但被告亦認為這與時下年輕人表現自我同出一轍。

無向受害人講聖經

被告承認○一年三、四月結識受害人,兩人在同年九、十月起有親密關係,每隔一至兩個月便光着身子,互相撫摸身體,每次歷時一個多小時。

被告表示因兩人有感情關係,故沒有向受害人講及聖經問題。

裁判官不禁質問:「除咗佢嘅肉體,乜你唔會同鍾意嘅人分享你嘅信仰?」被告自知犯錯:「我好唔想同佢講信仰,如果我講就真係自打嘴巴。」

案情指前年十一月,被告與低智商受害人相約到天水圍教友聚會的單位會面,被告得悉女方沒有買避孕套後大怒,要求替他口交不果,肆意凌辱,揮舞腰帶鞭打及咬她,更要她脫衣彈跳,乘機撫弄胸部。
參考資料:
http://fungchiwood.com/20050402apple-priest.htm
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Hugh King charged with cocaine possession

The Rev. Hugh King, a prominent Pensacola pastor and civic leader, has been charged with possession of cocaine.
King posted a $1,000 bond early Saturday morning on the third-degree felony charge after he was booked into Escambia County Jail.
Elvin McCorvey, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that King's arrest was a tragedy for the local community.
"I'm very disappointed that this has happened, because Rev. King was a man that I held in high esteem," McCorvey said. "He always seemed to be a fine person."
King could not be reached for comment.
King, 53, is pastor of the Greater Union Baptist Church, one of the largest black churches in Pensacola, and also serves on the board of trustees for Community Maritime Park Associates Inc.
The former Pensacola City Council member was arrested late Friday evening at A and Blount streets by Pensacola police, who reported finding a plastic bag with cocaine in King's back pocket.
However, longtime church member Zoya Webster-Phillips, 64, said she does not believe King is guilty as charged.
"Naturally, we are soliciting the prayers of the people of Pensacola, whatever the outcome," Webster-Phillips said.
"Whatever the outcome is, his loved ones, which include his church family, will stand with him and for him."
Police arrested King shortly before midnight Friday when responding to a burglary call in the 100 block of North D Street. Police were notified that two black males were seen leaving the scene of the burglary in a gray Chevrolet Blazer. Several blocks away, they spotted a light-green Ford Explorer driven by Mark Anthony Cotton, 51, a police report states. King was a passenger in the car.
After stopping King and Cotton, an officer noticed a knife in the center drink holder of the car and observed a white-powder residue on it.
King and Cotton later were searched, and a plastic bag with white powder was found in King's back pocket, arresting officer Charles Joseph Decker reported.
White-powder residue also was found on the driver's seat.
All of the white powder tested positive as cocaine, Decker stated in the report.
Jail officials estimated the value of the cocaine at $25.
Escambia County jail had no record of Cotton's arrest. Cotton could not be reached for comment.
King is a well-known fixture in the community. He served on the Pensacola City Council from 1999 to until 2004, declining to run for re-election following the death of his father, the Rev. A.J. King Sr., on Oct. 9, 2003.
A.J. King led the church for more than 45 years.
Hugh King took over as pastor full time following his father's death and attributed his decision not to seek re-election to his expanded role at the church.
As president of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, King helped push to rename a portion of Alcaniz Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
It was unclear Saturday whether Hugh King still is president of the SCLC chapter.
Vocal on issues affecting minorities in the community, King questioned the University of West Florida's lack of minority contractors in 1998 and the state's "stand your ground" law passed by the Legislature in 2005. That law provides immunity to those who use deadly force in defense of life and limb.
Recently, King was appointed to the board of trustees for the Community Maritime Park Associates, which is entrusted with spearheading a $70 million waterfront project in downtown Pensacola that is expected to become the city's signature tourist attraction.
King was selected to oversee a subcommittee tasked with creating a contractor's academy to train local minority business owners in the complexities of seeking and securing bids on the project that will include a multiuse stadium, University of West Florida classrooms, a maritime museum and restaurant and retail space.
Pensacola Mayor John Fogg, who also sits on the Community Maritime Park Associates board of trustees, said he was not aware of any provisions in the group's charter that would allow for the removal of a board member if convicted of a felony.
Fogg said he did not want to speculate on a case that has not been decided.
"The due process has to unfold," Fogg said.
Some area pastors and City Council members contacted for the story Saturday night were reluctant to talk.
Quint Studer, a local businessman, owner of the Pensacola Pelicans and principal contributor to the maritime park called King's arrest "a tragedy" but declined further comment.
King is no stranger to controversy. A council member of the Governor's Front Porch Revitalization Council of Pensacola, he has been a staunch supporter of the organization's community liaison, Thelma Manley.
The Inspector General's Office of the Florida Department of Community Affairs and the Florida Office of Financial Integrity are investigating allegations by some council members that Manley took agency grand funds for her own use.
King called a news conference at his church to defend Manley after the allegations surfaced.
Pensacola businessman John Wyche has known King for decades. King recently served as campaign manager of Wyche's recent unsuccessful run for the state House District 3 seat.
"We're just going to pray for him and his family with the hope that everything turns out just fine," Wyche said of King. "The Christian thing to do is for people to not cast stones at Rev. King. Now is the time for folks to show him all the love and support at this time of need."
Webster-Phillips agreed.
"The church is 100 percent behind him," she said. "A person is innocent until proven guilty."

http://www.pensacolanewsjournal. ... WS01/704290318/1006

Pastor: "Double life" included drugs, prostitutes


UPDATE, 3pm Tuesday: 49-year-old Rev. Herman Lewis appeared in Spokane Co. Superior Court this afternoon on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. According to court documents, Lewis told detectives he went to the Shari's Restaurant near Indiana and Monroe to meet a woman to have sex with.
Lewis also told police he had been living "a double life" since turning 19 by having sex with prostitutes and regularly using crack cocaine and PCP.

UPDATE, 9:30pm Spokane County Jail officials say Herman Lewis is still at the jail, but in lockdown because he was considered combative and a threat to himself and officers when he was booked this afternoon.
According to his resume, Rev. Herman Lewis Sr. began his career as pastor near his hometown of Winnie, Texas. Between 1980 and 2003 Lewis lived in Austin and Galveston. He was a chaplain for a county jail, a local hospital, and helped build a new baptist church for 400 members. In 2003, he joined the People's Institutional Baptist Church in Seattle. Nothing on his resume has been verified.
Lewis recently reported that he left an $80,000 managerial job at a Seattle Holiday Inn to become the pastor of Spokane's Morning Star Baptist Church last year. The congregation recently moved to a building on West Rowan.
Lewis is charged with Unlawful Imprisonment and Assault.

UPDATE, 3:30pm Monday: Members of the Morning Star Baptist Church confirm 49-year-old Herman Lewis, arrested this morning after leading Spokane Police on a chase this morning, is their senior pastor. Lewis is charged with unlawful imprisonment and two counts of assault. He's now in the Spokane County Jail.

SPOKANE -- One man has been arrested after a short pursuit that ended at Division and Indiana.Officers are investigating a possible kidnapping at Shari's at Indiana an Monroe. According to police, someone tried to stop the kidnapper, and that person was assaulted by the suspect.
The suspect then fled to a nearby McDonalds. Police found his silver corvette in the parking lot. The suspect put his car in reverse striking two officers, then hit a police car.
Police say the suspect also rammed a patrol car several times. A short pursuit followed.
The man was arrested at a stop light at Indiana and Division. Police used a taser to subdue him.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and for a mental evaluation.

http://www.fox11az.com/news/topstori....2983c143.html
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Victims, family file lawsuit against pastors, Hebron church

Assistant pastor pleaded guilty to raping teen, other charges
By JIM SABIN
Advocate City Editor

HEBRON -- A family has sued two pastors, their church and others a year and a half after one of the pastors pleaded guilty to sex charges against juvenile sisters.
The girls, now 17 and 19, and family members have filed a lawsuit in Licking County Common Pleas Court against Lonnie J. Aleshire Jr., Lonnie J. Aleshire Sr. and Licking Baptist Church. Aleshire Jr. pleaded guilty in November 2005 to a count of rape, six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of sexual imposition.
The problems didn't end there, the family claims.
"There's been an ongoing continuance or occurrence of events between my clients and the church," attorney Ross Gillespie, of Farlow & Associates, in Dublin, said on the family's behalf. "They didn't feel like they got an adequate response or any response from the defendants. They felt they were ostracized in the church community."
Aleshire Jr. was an associate pastor who employed the younger sister as a baby sitter and carried on what prosecutors called a two-year love affair with her. He also raped the older sister in a back hallway at the church in June 2004.
His father, Aleshire Sr., was the senior pastor at the church. The lawsuit also names American Baptist Churches of Ohio, based in Granville, and American Baptist Churches of USA, based in Pennsylvania, as well as the Revs. Lawrence Swain and Robert Cassady, of ABC Ohio.
Cassady declined comment when reached at the Granville office. No listing could be found for Aleshire Sr., and the church's number has been disconnected.
The church's Web site lists "Lonny Aleshire" as its pastor, but in the upcoming sermons section, none are listed after August 2006.
The lawsuit claims the organizations, Aleshire Sr. and the church did not take action against Aleshire Jr. and instead allowed him to conduct a sermon from his jail cell. The plaintiffs also claim the church and Aleshire Sr. made false and defamatory statements about the family between January 2005 and December 2006.
The lawsuit includes proposed damages totaling $3.8 million, but Gillespie said those are general numbers.
"We've requested a jury in this case, and we expect a jury to decide the amount of the award," Gillespie said. "We have tried to resolve my clients' claims informally. We didn't have any success. ... They have indicated that they are not interested or willing to negotiate at this time."
The defendants have 28 days from the time the lawsuit was served to respond, Gillespie said. Though the case was filed April 17, defendants weren't served until Monday and Tuesday.
Cassady said Columbus attorney James Brudney is representing the church. Brudney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Jim Sabin can be reached at (740) 328-8821 or [email protected].

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/ap ... WS01/704270350/1002
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我做唔到牧師唯有叮熟妳!

Woman: Blame devil for infant in microwave
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A woman blames the devil, and not her husband, for severely burning their infant daughter in a microwave, a Texas television station reported.

Eva Marie Mauldin said Satan compelled her 19-year-old husband, Joshua Royce Mauldin, to microwave their daughter May 10 because the devil disapproved of Joshua's efforts to become a preacher.
"Satan saw my husband as a threat," Eva Mauldin told Houston television station KHOU-TV.
A grand jury indicted Joshua Mauldin last week on child injury charges after hearing evidence that he placed the two-month-old in a motel microwave for 10 to 20 seconds. (Watch cops react to burned baby Video)
The infant, Ana Marie, remains hospitalized. She suffered burns on the left side of her face and to her left hand, police said.
Police said Joshua Mauldin told them he put Ana Marie in the microwave because he was under stress. Eva Maudlin denied it.
"He would never do anything to hurt her. He loves her," she said.
She is hoping to be reunited with her daughter, but Child Protective Services is working to have the parental rights severed.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/20/baby.in.microwave.ap/index.html
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Former Penn Hills minister charged with sex crimes

May 19, 2007

A former youth minister was charged with numerous sex crimes yesterday involving two underage boys who were members of his youth group.
David Baird, 45, of Penn Hills, was charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviant intercourse, sexual assault, two counts of indecent assault, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor.
Police said Mr. Baird had a variety of sexual encounters with two boys, aged 10 and 14, at his home while he worked as youth pastor for a Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.
Mr. Baird worked for the church from January 1994 to 2004 as both a youth pastor and evangelical pastor.
During that time, Mr. Baird would invite children to his home on Orchard Drive, where the alleged sexual assaults occurred in 1999 and 2000.
Mr. Baird was released on bond yesterday.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07139/787460-56.stm
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Pa. minister charged with forging identity to run up credit cards

5/25/2007, 1:07 p.m. EDT
The Associated Press                

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) — A Baptist minister was accused of using the identity of his church's secretary-treasurer to charge up to $28,000 on two credit cards.
The Rev. Raymond Lee Clayton Sr., pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, was charged with falsely acquiring and using a credit card, forgery and related offenses.
Clayton, 43, charged $25,000 to a U.S. Bancorp credit card issued in his name and the name of Patricia Tomedi, the church's secretary-treasurer, and $3,334 to a Staples credit card issued in Tomedi's name — using her Social Security number, police said.
Tomedi, 82, told police she initially confronted Clayton about the Staples credit card and he told her he was responsible for the charges, police said.
Earlier this month, Tomedi said she received a call from a U.S. Bank representative informing her that $25,000 in charges were past due, and that a Discover representative also called to ask her if she had applied for a credit card in her name and Clayton's name, police said.
Clayton was arraigned Tuesday and remained in the Northumberland County Prison on $10,000 bail Friday. Authorities said they did not know whether he had hired an attorney.

http://www.pennlive.com/newsflas ... &storylist=penn
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Youth pastor guilty of having child porn

A jury nearly deadlocks, but then issues a verdict against Richard Sweat.

After 10 hours of deliberation, a nearly deadlocked jury found a Jacksonville youth pastor guilty Friday on two counts of possessing child pornography on his computer.
The jury came to its decision around 6 p.m., but just hours earlier, at 3:30 p.m., a jury foreman told U.S. District Judge Henry Adams that the jury was split and unable to come to a decision in the case against Richard Steven Sweat, former youth pastor at Lake Shore Baptist Church on Blanding Boulevard.
Adams urged the jury to come to a consensus and asked those in the minority, regardless of the side, to reconsider.
According to court documents filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Henry, Sweat's wife found pornographic files on the computer of their Orange Park home in September 2005. Her father, the senior pastor at Lake Shore, brought in a computer expert to extract the materials, and eventually the FBI was contacted.
Sweat's attorney, Mitchell Stone, argued that his client was framed by his wife and father-in-law to aid her position in a potential divorce. Stone said other people had access to the computer.
Sweat, 35, was arrested in November and was free on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to go on trial May 14, but the case was postponed after he went to the hospital with heart problems.
Stone said he's disappointed the jury found Sweat guilty, despite what he called a lack of evidence. He said he thinks some jurors might have been convinced to change their minds because of the long deliberations.
"Whenever you have such long proceedings, it takes a toll on juries. They get tired and often they are swayed by other members to change their decisions. It's unfortunate and we will appeal," Stone said.
The jury deliberated for about three hours Thursday and at least seven hours Friday. If the jury couldn't come to a decision, a hung jury would have led to a retrial.
Adams remanded Sweat into custody of the U.S. marshals while he awaits sentencing because possession of child pornography is considered a violent crime under the law. Sweat will be sentenced Aug. 23. Each guilty count carries a five-year minimum and a 15-year maximum sentence.
The case deeply divided the Westside church with dozens of Lake Shore members sitting on opposite sides of the courtroom during the trial. Heated words were exchanged between members after the verdict.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/052607/met_172900943.shtml

[ 本帖最後由 沙文 於 2007-5-27 05:18 編輯 ]
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Former pastor gets 10 years in prison in child porn case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former pastor was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for receiving child pornography videos he bought over the Internet, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
David Waser, 58, former pastor of Newark's Second Church of Christ, ordered 11 child pornography videos in 2006 by sending a $130 money order to an address listed on an Internet advertisement, authorities said. The ad had been posted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service as part of an investigation into trafficking of child pornography.
A postal inspector who posed as a letter carrier delivered the videos to Waser's home in Newark, about 30 miles east of Columbus, and obtained a search warrant immediately afterward. The inspector found the package opened and one of the videos inserted into a VCR, the government said.
Church members removed Waser from office after his arrest.
Waser pleaded guilty in March to receiving child pornography. He faced federal charges because the videotapes were sent across state lines.
U.S. District Court Judge George Smith on Wednesday also ordered Waser to register as a sex offender after serving the 10-year prison term and to receive treatment for sexual addiction.
Waser's wife, Judy, 54, is awaiting trial on child pornography charges. Prosecutors allege she knew the videos were coming to the home, something her attorney has denied.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/17332504.htm
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Pastor convicted of sex charges

Counseling with teenage girl led to a relationship

By Titan Barksdale    JOURNAL REPORTER         Saturday, June 9, 2007

The pastor of Emmanuel Apostolic Church was convicted yesterday of several sexual-offense charges involving a teenage girl who was a member of his church. He was sentenced in Forsyth Superior Court to at least 20 years in prison.
What began as counseling sessions between the Rev. Gregory Michael Butler Sr., 46, and a 14-year-old girl devolved into a sexual relationship with the sex acts taking place in his Cadillac, hotel rooms, and even inside his church, a prosecutor said yesterday during the trial.
The names of the girl, who is now 17 and her family members are not being published because the Winston-Salem Journal does not publish the names of victims in cases involving sex crimes.
Butler faced 13 counts of statutory sex offense, two counts of statutory rape and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. The jury deliberated for most of the day before returning its verdict. Butler was found guilty of all the charges.
Butler, wearing a tan suit, showed no emotion when he was sentenced. When Judge L. Todd Burke asked him if he wanted to say anything, Butler replied, “No, sir.”
Prosecutor Pansy Glanton said that Butler committed the sexual offenses against the girl between June 2004 and September 2005. The girl was 14 when the relationship started, and had turned 15 by the time it ended.
Butler was arrested in 2006, after the girl reported the relationship to a school counselor.
The 12-member jury heard the graphic details of the relationship during the five-day trial.
The relationship was confusing to the girl, who Glanton said had developed a crush on Butler. She eventually fell in love with him.
The girl had a troubled background. She was molested when she was 7-years-old and wanted a father figure in her life. Butler filled that role, Glanton said. Butler offered to give the girl weekly counseling sessions after she fainted during a panic attack at church. The girl’s mother, who was also involved in a relationship with Butler, agreed to the sessions. The mother demanded that Butler stop the sessions after he announced to church members he would not marry her. Butler told Glanton in court that he wanted to “encourage self-esteem” by taking the girl to get her nails done, buying her gifts, taking her out to eat, and sending her Valentine’s Day cards signed with the pet name she gave him, “Daddy D.”
The girl responded by sending Butler text messages saying that she loved him. She kissed him on the cheek and rubbed his leg during one of at least two trips to Hickory, according to testimony.
The girl “had so many issues when this man came into her life, and he took advantage of those issues,” Glanton said during her closing argument. “He was her first love, and he led her to believe he loved her.”
When Butler was questioned by his attorney, Teresa Stewart, he admitted that he stayed with the girl in a hotel in Hickory but denied having a sex with her. He later told Glanton that he believed that the hotel stays were normal because he “embraced (the girl) as a daughter.”
Forensic experts found no DNA from Butler to link him to a crime. They tested two pairs of panties and a church fan that Winston-Salem police found in his Cadillac. Blood on the panties and the fan matched the girl’s blood, forensic experts said.
Butler said he did not know how the panties got in the trunk of his car. He said because he ended the relationship with the girl’s mother, she pushed her daughter to bring false charges against him.
Stewart said during closing arguments that Butler should have ended the relationship when the girl developed a crush. But as a pastor, she said, he wanted to continue to try to help the girl.
Burke consolidated the charges into two counts of statutory rape and one count of statutory sex offense. He then sentenced Butler to a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 24 years and 9 months. He must serve 20 years before he is eligible for release.
After the sentencing, about 30 supporters of Butler walked out the courtroom, many away wiping tears. Some supporters were members of Butler’s church, which is on Vargrave Street, and has about 35 members.
The girl is still in therapy, and has missed her high-school exams, Glanton said.
“She now has to learn how to have a normal relationship with males and to have faith in ministers,” Glanton said. “I think she said it best when she said she didn’t know whether to be a woman or a child in that relationship.”

http://www.journalnow.com/servle ... p;cid=1173351554660
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出獄又犯案 牧師性侵11女教友

曾經在民國八十八年、涉嫌猥褻女性教友的牧師--唐台生、在前年出獄之後、又傳出疑似對十一名教友、進行所謂的性輔導,其中年紀最小的只有十四歲,警方昨天把他帶回偵訊,基督教會今天也緊急跟他劃清界限,強調唐台生在當年案發之後、就已經被撤銷牧師資格,他現在不是牧師、請信徒趕快離開,而基督教會也不可能對教友進行什麼性輔導。
被警方押進刑事局的,就是牧師唐台生,今年六十歲,第二度傳出猥褻女信徒,警方漏夜抓人,對於案情唐台生,口風很緊,否認犯案
時間推回民國88年,唐台生就在教會裡頭,以牧師身分,對女教友集體性侵,四年前被判刑入獄,兩年前出獄後,再度傳出猥褻11名女教友,裡頭有多名大學生,甚至被害人中,年紀最小的才十四歲
來到桃園的這處教會,雖然牧師已經被逮捕,不過唐台生的太太還是相信先生的清白
但唐台生的行徑讓基督教會看不下去,再次站出來跟他劃清界限,強調唐台生早在1999年就被撤銷牧師資格。
現代婦女基金會則質疑,明明唐台生出獄前評估有再犯之虞,為什麼出獄之後卻沒有監控機制。
警方除了帶回唐台生,還有教會裡其他八個小組長,在初步偵訊後,懷疑被害民眾,應該不只11個人,警方也呼籲被害人出面作證,而宗教團體及婦女團體則是要求政府,檢討現行的法令缺失,避免類似的事件再度發生。

Associate pastor in Slidell booked on sex crime, child porn charges

July 05, 2007 2:33PM

An associate pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church of Slidell was arrested Monday and booked Tuesday on two counts of aggravated sex crimes and 47 counts of possession of child pornography.
Deputies obtained warrants to search the home of James Griffin, 67, after they began an investigation about three weeks ago, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Thursday.
Upon searching Griffin's personal computer, investigators found 50 pictures, downloaded from the Internet, involving child pornography, according to Strain. They are searching computers he used at Immanuel Baptist and Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Slidell, where he formerly did volunteer work.
Griffin remains in jail on a $500,000 bond for each of the two aggravated sex crime charges, Strain said.
http://blog.nola.com/tpnorthshor ... _in_slidell_bo.html

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美國•洛杉磯教區性侵案賠償破紀錄 推薦給朋友    列印
updated:2007-07-16 09:23:24 MYT

  
(洛杉磯訊)原告律師說,美國洛杉磯天主教教區,已和500多名“聖職人員性侵犯”受害人達成賠償協議。

不過這個據稱達6億6000萬美元的賠償協議尚待民事主審法官的核準。如果獲准,這將是2002年爆發性侵犯醜聞以來,金額最龐大的賠償協議。


加上了洛杉磯教區的賠償金額之後,美國天主教教會從1950年以來所賠償的數目將高達20億美元。

不過教會方面尚未正式宣佈或者證實此一賠償協議。

2004年2月,一項調查報告說,過去的50年當中,美國有4000多名神父被控性侵犯。 (星洲日報/國際•2007.07.16 )


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中新網2007年6月15日

電台灣省桃園縣中壢門徒教會牧師唐臺生涉性侵十一名女教友案日前曝光,向檢方舉發唐臺生惡行的女大學生A說,這個所謂教會不是信神,而是信牧師,連結婚也要牧師事先同意

讀大一的A最近在準備期末考試,昨天在電話中接受訪問,提到唐臺生惡行時一度哽咽,隨即語氣恢復平靜,顯得堅強。她表示,去年離開教會時,不只女教友罵她,唐臺生的媳婦也打電話騷擾她。

A說,她被唐臺生性侵後有驗傷,沒有懷孕,但遭黴菌感染,“小組長把黴菌傳給他,他再傳給我。”

她說,唐臺生利用女教友嚮往幸福的心理,常把“性輔導才會幸福”的話挂在嘴邊,還規定不得將性輔導的過程向任何人透露,連教會的男性教友也不能知道。加上唐手下的女性小組長親自示範自慰,所以她信了。不過,除了小組長和牧師外,“我連最要好的朋友都沒說,我爸媽都不知道。”

她回憶,高一時有天逛書店,該門徒教會向她傳福音,一開始沒異狀。去年考上大學後,教會課程轉而將真理和性行為結合,由小組長教她自慰,唐臺生還要求拍錄影帶。

唐臺生仍是一副滿不在乎的神情

“他說拍給他看過,以後結婚才會幸福,技巧很重要。”A表示,她當時死也不肯拍,但唐臺生後來又以“不拍,不能上第三階段課程”威脅,她很想上完整的課程,才同意。

去年九月二十三日剛考上大學沒多久,A在小組長面前慘遭唐臺生性侵害。當時牧師室的門鎖住,窗簾全都拉上。教會裏只有影印間的門是透明的,牧師室根本是密室。

她說,原本不認為自己遭到性侵害,“我被洗腦了,從高一到大一,以為是教會應有的課程,直到事後去探望一個離開教會的女教友,我才知道受害了。”那名女教友因不滿小組長要求自慰而離開,還對她說,“我比你更深入,我被‘那個’了。”

A的家人說,後來得知A的事,家人都很難過,每當她放假返家,“我們都避談這件事,只希望她能夠平安,恢復快樂。”

據悉,檢察官昨晚已向法院聲請羈押唐臺生。經調查,唐臺生在二00四年至二00六年入獄期間,門徒教會仍由他訓練出來的女性小組長維持運作,幫他吸收女教友和舉辦靈修課程,但未進行性輔導。直到唐臺生兩年多前出獄後,才恢復性教育輔導課程,顯然是經唐臺生授意。

性教育輔導有時在教會三樓密室進行,有時是在小組長家中,通常先由小組長個別輔導,等女教友願意接受性輔導後,才由唐臺生出面輔導。唐臺生利用這個機會,強暴一名女大學生及強制猥褻十名以上女教友。

警方昨天聯繫兩名基督教女牧師與八名小組長懇談,但小組長堅持性愛輔導無關淫亂,不認為有錯,且指唐臺生是被人陷害、誣衊,在接受偵訊過程中還一度唱起“聖歌”。兩名女牧師搖頭直說,她們中毒太深。

檢警還查出,唐臺生的一名晚輩也是教會成員,有人表示看過此人參加“性輔導”課程,檢警懷疑唐臺生連自己的晚輩也不放過,疑涉亂倫。

與此同時,台灣基督教、天主教會界昨天舉行聯合記者會聲明,教會早在八年前便撤銷唐臺生的牧師資格與中臺神學院畢業資格。與會人士強調,教會界絕對不存在像唐臺生那樣的輔導方式,“那完全離經叛道,我們同感痛心!”

http://big5.phoenixtv.com:82/gate/big5/blog.phoenixtv.com/index.php/uid_635532_action_viewspace_itemid_873311
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政府效率低 牧師坐牢還拿薪水
2007-07-05 13:54:13  來源:國際線上專稿  編輯:李智超   

國際線上專稿:據英國媒體7月5日報道, 一位教區牧師因猥褻、侵犯多名兒童而被判監禁。可笑的是,英國聖公會仍然給在監獄中服刑的他發著每年2萬英鎊的薪水。該牧師入獄2個月後,這件事情才被揭發。
戴維·史密斯,今年52歲,是克利文頓市薩默塞特郡聖約翰大教堂的牧師,曾猥褻了2名男孩。5月,戴維·史密斯因為一系列對兒童的性侵害事件被指控,獲刑5年半。
據英國聖公會的官員說,戴維·史密斯牧師的免職因為法律程式的原因而延遲了。不過手續會在最近幾天辦理完畢。
巴斯主教和韋爾斯主教的教區發言人約翰·安德魯斯牧師說:"我們會遵從法律的規定並儘快執行。我們也很著急,相信這件事情會儘快解決的。"(清川)
http://big5.chinabroadcast.cn/gate/big5/gb.cri.cn/14558/2007/07/05/[email protected]
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民宿藏針孔 牧師偷拍女客出浴

帶領脊髓損傷朋友迎向光明的角石生命發展協會牧師徐建正,卻在「角石生活館」浴室暗角處裝設攝影機,偷拍女子洗澡。花蓮地方法院依妨害秘密罪判刑一年,減刑六月;徐建正獲悉判決後說:「我錯了!」

角石生活館是牧師徐建正從民國八十六年起,帶領一群原住民的殘障人士、脊髓損傷朋友,在花蓮市中原路從事石材加工,揮別黯淡的生活,迎接光明的人生。該館一樓從事手工藝加工,二樓經營原住民風味餐,四樓房間提供住宿。

今年二月間,兩位投宿在四樓女子發現浴室內聽到「嗶、嗶」兩聲,懷疑遭人偷拍,要求查看天花板被拒後報警。警方從天花板夾層暗處找到攝影機,查扣兩卷錄影帶。徐某在警訊及檢察官偵訊時均坦承偷拍,並請求與對方和解。兩名被害女子身心嚴重受創,拒絕和解,檢察官簡淑如偵結後起訴。

花蓮地方法院昨日判決指出,牧師徐建正在社會上享有清譽,從事社會服務工作,但不知潔身自愛,利用出租房間給女房客,一再偷拍女子洗澡,有違職業道德,造成被害人精神、名譽損害。

依無故錄影竊錄他人身體隱私部位,處有期徒刑一年,因符合減刑條例,減為有期徒刑六個月,如易科罰金一千元折算一日。

曾任花蓮縣基督教福丁原住民發展中心董事長、角石生命發展協會負責人、現任滑翔教會牧師的徐建正,獲悉判決後說:「我錯了!」、「願意接受法律的判決」、「我不上訴」。

徐建正坦承表示,因為與妻子離婚後壓力大,民國九十五年十二月間,在四樓浴室偷裝攝影機偷拍。他錄影帶只供自己欣賞,並未外流。目前只查獲有兩位被害人。

「徐建正牧師平常很嚴肅,怎麼會去偷拍入浴鏡頭?」徐建正輔導成立的福丁原住民發展中心成員,得知徐建正偷拍女子入浴鏡頭遭判刑,個個難以置信,很難想像會和牧師扯上關係。

地方人士透露,徐建正牧師口才極佳,在社會上非常活躍,除了到東華大學兼課,還是水保局六工所六工坊的主持人,負責輔導、發展各社區水保工作。

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/a/070731/4/i34m.html

Pastor had sex with daughters

A fundamentalist church pastor had sex with two of his teenage daughters to educate them on how to be good wives, a South Australian court has heard.
The 54-year-old man, who cannot be named, was sentenced in the SA District Court to eight and a half years jail after pleading guilty to seven counts each of incest and unlawful sexual intercourse.
The court heard that the man had sex with his daughters for nearly a decade from 1991 when they were aged 13 and 15 at the family property.
The sex took place at various locations including in a shearer's shed, a paddock, on the back of a ute and, on one occasion, at the girls' grandparents house.
The man told the court the sex was not about fulfilling his desires but about teaching his daughters how to behave for their husbands when they eventually married, as dictated in scripture.
In sentencing, Judge David Lovell said the misrepresentation of scripture used to justify the abuse of the girls "defied belief", and that he had "hypocritically betrayed" his religion and principles.
"You said the acts were about learning about sex rather than engaging in the acts of sex," Judge Lovell said.
"I do not accept that.
"You treated your daughters as your property ... using them to satisfy and gratify your sexual urges."
Judge Lovell gave full credit for the man's guilty pleas, saying he was genuinely remorseful and had a good chance of rehabilitation as his wife and the church remained supportive.
The man will be eligible for parole in four years.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Natio ... /1188067267416.html

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Pastor Says He's Victim in Sex Abuse Case



A spokesman for the Church of God's international offices in Cleveland, Tennessee, says Cook has been placed on administrative leave.

A high-profile pastor from Kanawha County says he's one of the sexual assault victims of another pastor -- and he's written a letter to the public.
Pastor Mike Lewis of the New Life Center in Cedar Grove sent a letter to local media outlets Tuesday night. In the letter, he says he was one of the victims of Sandy Martin Cook more than ten years ago when he was a teenager.
Cook was and still is the pastor at the Shrewsbury Church of God.
Cook was arrested by West Virginia State Police on Monday. He's charged with 3 counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust, and 44 counts of sexual assault in the 3rd degree.
During his arraignment in Kanawha County magistrate court, Cook said, "I'm scared to death."
According to the criminal complaint, the alleged crimes happened around 1994 -- and so far, three alleged victims have come forward in the case. All were between 13-16 years old at the time.
One victim stated he developed a close relationship with Cook -- and that Cook told him it was "normal for father figures to perform/receive sexual acts on each other and that the performing of such acts was part of growing up."
Another victim told police Cook performed sexual acts on him during two sleepovers at Cook's house, according to the criminal complaint. That victim told his parents, who reported the matter to the church; but the matter was later withdrawn during a meeting at church in Chesapeake "for conflicting reasons" and was not reported to police at the time.
A trooper verified the victim's statement about the meeting and the fact that the issue was withdrawn.
Investigators say the suspect's actions are similar in each case.
"Each of the 3 victims live separate lives and one lives in another state," as stated in the criminal complaint. "However, each of their allegations provide details of the intricacies of Cook's conduct that are exactly the same."
Police say they first learned of this case when one of the alleged victims came forward on August 3. According to investigators, the first person led them to Mike Lewis, and he led to the third victim in the case.
The criminal complaint states that a majority of the alleged crimes happened either at Cook's home in Belle, or in one of Cook's cars.
Cook is currently out of jail on $150,000 bond. WSAZ has also learned that he works full-time as the head at the the cardiac cath lab at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Memorial Hospital.
State Police say more victims may be out there. They urge you to come forward if you have any more information in this case. Trooper M.J. Napier is handling the investigation: (304) 558-7778.

PASTOR'S LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY:
Here is a letter Pastor Mike Lewis wrote to the public after he says he was sexually abused by Sandy Cook more than ten years ago:

From the Office of Pastor Michael A. Lewis
Senior Pastor of New Life Center
Cedar Grove, WV 25039

To Whom It May Concern,

Four weeks ago my world was rocked when State Police investigators contacted me concerning allegations of sexual abuse by a local Church of God pastor. My name was given to investigators by another victim who had suspicions that I may have suffered the same abuse that he did over a decade ago. For thirteen years I have hidden this secret in the deepest part of my being, never to let it out. Over these past years I have shared this secret with no one. Not my wife, parents, family, or leaders. I assumed that my abuse had been limited to me alone and that no one else was suffering what I suffered. My assumptions were wrong.
I have since learned that multiple victims have come forward seeking justice for what was taken from them by a person who was suppose to protect and guide. I now know that I was not alone and I have a right & responsibility to speak up. I would have taken this secret to my grave, but when Investigators approached me and asked the question… ‘Are you also a victim’, I could not lie. The fact is, I am a victim of sexual abuse, suffered at the hands of this so called pastor who is in serious need of help.
My abuse started around the age of thirteen and continued for around four years. I was too afraid to speak up or speak out. I was told by this so called leader that these things must happen to me in order for God to use my life to make a difference. As a young boy with no church background and not many possessions, I was suckered into this web of lies and deceit. As I matured I realized that his excuses for abuses were all trumped up lies and that my relationship with God was between me and God alone, and did not require a third person.
The realization of the fact that this persons sexual abuses were brought to the attention of other local Church of God pastors, as well as the State Overseer of the Church of God, and that it was swept under a rug and not reported to the authorities is simply appalling. To think that the abuse I suffered and the victims that came after me should not have been, had the Church of God denomination followed the law and reported this first allegation in 1994. They failed to follow the law and I stand here today, with many other victims asking why.
I give praise to God because unlike many victims, my abuse did not stop me from reaching my goals. God has called me to His work and I am thankful that God brought me through the difficulties I weathered as a young teen. My life is not messed up. I have the greatest wife & family on the planet, the greatest church family and the greatest circle of friends anyone could ask for, and it is all because I stayed focused on Jesus. The abuse that I suffered was simply a trick of enemy to try and stop the plans that God has for my life – and he failed, and failed miserably!
I was not the first victim to come forward in this investigation, and I will not be the last. My sincere prayers are with the other victims and their families today. I know what you are going through and I encourage you to speak up if you haven’t already. The way I view this situation is simple – the hard part is over, meaning that the abuse is behind us. He can never touch us again, and it is our responsibility to make sure that he can never touch anyone else again either.

Seeking Justice,
Pastor Mike

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/9576087.html
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