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.Wayne Tellekson has confessed to sexual misconduct while he was pastor from 1975 to 1988. He gave nationwide worships and lectures based on a book of advice for clergy with alcohol and drug addictions.
He confessed only after a parishioner approached a staff member at the 4,000 member church with allegations in March. Bishop Roger Munson, who oversees the Northeastern Minnesota synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, said, “The church will assist in providing counseling to work through this turmoil & pain so that healing & wholeness can be experienced in their lives.” Source: _Star Tribune_ 10/22/92. Deputies raided the home of Veterans Administration chaplain Rev. Phillips, of Butler County, seizing 500 video tapes, movie equipment and restraints following a tip that he produced pornographic movies with young girls. Three women had lodged formal complaints with the church, but the only action was to transfer him from Aurora to Hamlet. Supporters, including a minister, crowded the courtroom where Mc Kinley pleaded for mercy. His congregation put the church up as bond, insisting he was innocent. Brigden blamed his arrest on a girl, 4, whose parents were the first to take the children’s allegations seriously.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 5,000 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 0,000 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.When parents 20 years ago complained to Mission Aviation Fellowship officials about Truxton, they were told a psychologist at Fuller Seminary evaluated him, concluding he was in no need of help. Walker, 43, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for molesting a relative for 2-1/2 years, beginning when she was 13. A parent testified Midgett turned her cheerful, trusting daughter into a frightened, scarred recluse. The fundamentalist Church of Christ teaches that nonchurch members will go to hell. Randazzo founded Spiral of Friends Church in Molina. Boardman Kathan says a damaging statement he gave police in July was coerced.Smith was fired from Exel, a Fort Worth-based computer logistics company. A girl, 15, was molested at a church-run school in Birmingham by Rev. As a church bus driver in Fort Collins, Colorado, he had received a deferred sentence for molesting a little girl, 5. Ken Adrian, church pastor, complained to media that the publicity was not good for his Phoenix church. He was convicted in 1990 of 27 counts of sex crimes against 4 boys and a girl, including oral sex, rape and pornography. Both had been teaching second-graders; the wife was called “culpable”.He also resigned Wednesday as pastor of Landmark Baptist Church, where he had served for 31/2 years. At least 7 church members in their 20s & 30s said they were molested by Truxton as children. The Bear Valley Church of Christ & its former minister Homer Wolfe agreed to pay 0,000 to a man whom Wolfe sexually assaulted during family counseling sessions. Fugitive religious leader James Randazzo, convicted in 1989 of sex crimes, had skipped the country in 1990 & was nabbed in Hungary after a manhunt.Although he resigned from the church, church funds are being used to help support his family & pay his legal expenses. Anderson admitted having sexual relations with a number of boys and young men while pastor of a leading Lutheran congregation in Moorehead, Minn. Eugenio Matos of Spanish Mennonite Church, Trenton, father of 12, was charged in March with raping his daughter from the time she was 5 to 15 years. Trenton pastor Franklin Tucker, 37, Final Call Ministry, was indicted for molesting his girlfriend’s daughters, 9 & 15. Bruce Rentz, found guilty of indecent exposure after a state trooper saw him jogging naked and chased him to his home, has resigned as minister from Greenbush Presbyterian Church. The family says she was molested when her father, a carpenter, was installing cabinets in the parsonage. The abuse occurred at a counseling center & the church. Allegationsof sexual crimes were made at his former position in Kansas.