While comparing evangelicals to Catholics on abuse response, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investigates abuse said (at the Religion Newswriters Association conference), "I think we are worse," as too many evangelicals had "sacrificed the souls" of young victims (Please read Evangelical Sex Abuse Record 'Worse' Than Catholic, Says Billy Graham's Grandson Boz Tchividijian). So it seems that Protestant pastors are worse than Catholic priests when it comes to sexual abuse. However, very few people are willing to discuss about these corrupt Protestant pastors and their sex crimes. But why point an accusing finger at the Catholic Church for covering up child abuse when the problems of coercive sex crimes are more prevalent among Protestant pastors? Is it because they are married and it is alright for married men to become sexual abusers?
The prevalence of sex crimes amongst Protestant pastors should not be ignored just because they are married as one cannot deny the fact that married men can be much worse when it comes to sexual abuse. After reading Horus Gilgamesh’s “25 MORE SHOCKING ARRESTS”: PASTORS CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES, I decided to google for some sexual abuse cases involving Protestant pastors out of curiosity and it did not take me long before I found 40 such cases. The scandalous behaviour of these Protestant pastors has clearly proven that sex scandals have got nothing to do with priestly celibacy but rather it is sexual license that breeds sexual abuse. Below is a list (of 40 cases) of some of the most recent sources on sexual crimes involving pastors (dated from October 2017 to January 2018). Please click on the titles of each case to read more about it.
Case 2: Mwazha pastor gets 11 years for rape
A Senior pastor at African Apostolic Church (Mwazha) has been jailed for 11 years for raping a nine-year-old congregant. Cain Kandororo, 52, was convicted by Harare magistrate Temba Kuwanda who initially sentenced him to 16 years behind bars. Five years of the term was set aside on condition of good behaviour. Kuwanda said the ruling would serve as a deterrent to would-be offenders (Source dated 20 January 2018).
Case 3 : Ontario youth pastor arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse
Police are searching for more victims who they say may have been sexually abused by Gerardo Custodio Jr, a 30-year-old youth pastor in Ontario who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of sexual abuse of minors. Two women reported that the youth pastor of their church, Iglesia La Familia De Dios, sexually abused them between 2012 and 2015, according to the statement from the Ontario Police Department. The women reported the abuse over the weekend, according to the statement. The first said she had contact with Custodio between 2012 and 2014, and she was 14 when the abuse occurred, “including several incidents on the church property,” according to the police statement. The second victim said Custodio abused her when she was 15, between 2014 to 2015, according to police. Source (Source dated 16 Jan 2018)
A Tennessee pastor accused of sexually assaulting a high school senior more than 20 years ago has been placed on leave, according to a statement from his Church(Source dated 16 Jan 2018).
A former Harrison pastor accused of sex crimes pleaded guilty to being a habitual pedophile in Boone County Arkansas Court.
Case 6: Dallas Center pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse crimes
Case 7: Former Alabama pastor gets 20 years for rape of minor
A former Alabama pastor who pleaded guilty in the rape of a 15-year-old female church member has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Dothan Eagle reports a circuit court judge sentenced 31-year-old Camerius Mills, of Edison, Georgia, on charges of rape, sodomy and traveling to meet a child for the purpose of unlawful sex. Mills was sentenced on Friday. He pleaded guilty in November.
A former Fayetteville pastor was arrested Monday in connection with multiple sex crimes over the past two decades. On Oct. 27, Fayetteville police received a report that Glen Collins, 51, had sexually abused four children between the years of 1996 to 2008. The children were all known to Collins through his work as a pastor of a church in east Fayetteville.
Case 9: Former Deerfield pastor pleads guilty, receives probation in sex abuse case
Case 10: Former Belton pastor charged with statutory rape of girl, 14, he met at church
Case 11: Pastor guilty of coercing parishioners to have sex for 'spiritual' purposes
A Toronto pastor has been found guilty of sexually assaulting three former parishioners and administering a noxious substance to two of them, an Ontario Superior Court Justice ruled Thursday. Wayne Jones was also convicted of aggravated assault and theft of $20,000, jewelry and fraudulently selling a car. The three women testified Jones coerced sex with them under the pretext that it was required for a “spiritual purpose” that would in some way assist each of them.
“The similarities in the evidence are probative of the Crown’s position that Mr. Jones was using his position as a pastor to convince the complainants, members of his church who believed in him, that sexual intercourse with him was part of a larger spiritual plan,” Justice Suhail Akhtar wrote in a 57-page judgment (Source dated 14 Dec 2017).
Case 12: Bond denied for Quincy pastor facing sex abuse charges in Virginia
MEDFORD - A 74-year-old pastor active in promoting Christian music festivals is accused of sexually assaulting four minors here over a 16-year period, authorities said Thursday. Harry L. Thomas, who preached at Come Alive Church in Medford, allegedly assaulted his victims between 1999 and 2015, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
It did not name the victims or describe their relationship with Thomas, a Medford resident who played a prominent role in a sensational child-abuse case more than a decade ago (Source dated 7 Dec 2017).
Case 14: Another pastor 'rapes' teenage congregant
A MARRIED Christ Wonders Ministries Church pastor in Bulawayo allegedly raped and impregnated a 17-year-old congregant who had gone to his house to be delivered from evil spirits. Busani Dube (41) allegedly told the girl that her problems would vanish if she had sex with him. He also warned her against divulging the information to anyone saying if she does so she would die (Source dated 7 Dec 2017).
Case 15: Former Boone pastor sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexual relationship with minor
A former Boone youth pastor who pleaded guilty to having inappropriate contact with a now 20-year-old woman off-and-on since she was 16 was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday, according to Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds. Joel Mark Waltz, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in October, a week before he was set to go to trial. Waltz was arrested in late March and originally charged with sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist, a Class D felony.
Case 17: Charleston Pastor charged of Sexual Conduct with a Minor
In 2001, between the months of August to December in the area of Sol Legare Road in the County of Charleston. Gregory "Kevin" Richardson violated Criminal Laws Statute 16-3-655 Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor of second degree while inside his vehicle.
Mrs. Brenda Nwanguma, a worker with Inner City Mission for Children (ICM4C), under the Christ Embassy Church canopy, is threatening to drag the church and Pastor Kenechukwu Kanu aka Kaycee to court (Source dated 1 Dec 2017).
Case 20: Angry youth beat up pastor for attempted rape
Reverend Kwasi Awiakye who was caught in the room of married woman literally naked in his attempt to sleep with her was on Wednesday night subjected to severe beatings by some youth of the area.
According to the facts of the matter, the woman in question had some problems with her husband, moved out of the house and was staying alone but was introduced to the pastor by a friend who claimed he could be of great help to the resolution of her marital problems.
The pastor claimed the problems she was encountering in her relationship were spiritual and the only way she could overcome them was for he (the pastor) to bath her. After the bath however, the pastor later proposed love to her, a development she found extremely difficult to comprehend considering the fact she was married.
It is gathered that the pastor kept pestering her until Wednesday night when she heard a knock on her door and opened only to be greeted by the same pastor. She let him in and excused herself to call the husband but by the time she returned, the pastor had removed all his clothes and said he was ready for ‘action’ and then tried pouncing on his victim.Screams of the woman attracted the youth who budged into the room to see the ‘Man of God’ trying to forcibly have sex with her. The angry youth seized him and gave him the beating of his life. He was later sent to the Anyiman police station where a case has been lodged against him when the woman’s husband and a friend arrived at the scene (Source dated 24 Nov 2017).
Case 21: Ex-Youth Pastor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse Charges
Case 22: Three Pastors Charged With Sex Trafficking of Children in Ohio
Case 23: Canby pastor charged with 9 counts sex abuse of minor
Case 24: Founder of Florida's Biggest Megachurch Accused of Molesting a 4-Year-Old
Case 25: Guyana: Pastor allegedly drinks Guinness before having sex with rape victim
A 37-year-old Parfaite Harmony pastor was last evening arrested just as he was about to leave home for prayer meeting. Police listened to allegations of sexual assault, sexual touching, and threats by members of his Church. The alleged abuse of the youngest victim allegedly began months ago. She didn’t come forward until a recent incident where she was lured to the pastor’s Diamond home, pushed onto a bed, stripped then forced to have sex with the “holy man” (Source dated 10 November 2017).
Case 26: Muscoy United Methodist Church pastor convicted on 32 counts of sexual child abuse
Case 27: Thornton church pastor gets prison for sexual assault of 13-year-old girl
Case 28: Two Limpopo pastors accused of two minors' rapes
Case 29: Senior pastor, assistant jailed for drugging, raping women in the church
A 59-year-old assistant pastor at the Liberty Pentecostal Church, in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, Laurence Peterson, has been jailed for more than 8 years for helping a church minister, Rev. John Wilson, tosexually assault female parishioners. On several occasions, Peterson blocked doors and held victims down as a 70-year-old Rev John Wilson performed “grotesque” exorcisms on member of the congregation. A jury heard Peterson may have also laced the women’s tea with drugs to make them more compliant.
Case 31: Unholy abuse: Well-known minister guilty in teen sex case
The Rev. George Waddles Sr., a former president of the National Baptist Congress and ex-pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Church on W. 78th St, appeared in Cook County criminal court. Since being charged two years ago Waddles has been fighting the allegation. On Friday he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. However, despite having abused a minor girl, he will not go to jail.
Cook County Judge James Obbish sentenced Waddles to 30 months' probation and the 69 year old minister must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life (Source dated 20 October 2017).
Case 32: Indiana pastor accused of molesting young girls
Officers with the Rushville Police Department arrested a pastor on child molestation charges following an investigation into sexual assault allegations at the Rushville Baptist Temple, Fox59 reported. Garry Evans, 72, was charged with 3 counts of child molest, a Level 4 Felony; 4 counts of sexual battery, a Level 5 Felony; and 5 counts of child solicitation, a Level 6 Felony. According to court documents, the investigation began on September 4 when a 3-year-old girl disclosed info to her mother who then reported the incident to the Department of Child Services (Source dated 19 October 2017).
Case 33: Former Omaha youth pastor jailed for sexual assault of a child
Case 34: Hunter Pentecostal Christian pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys
Case 35: East Palestine pastor facing sex charge involving minor
Case 36: Former Lexington Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse
Case 37: Pastor and his wife in Canada face 28 sexual offense charges
A Texarkana pastor has been sentenced to prison for sexual abuse. According to Texarkana Today, David Wayne Farren, 42, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the sexual abuse of teenage girls. The girls were members of youth ministry groups he led at several churches. At the time of his arrest, Farren was the lead pastor of Anchor Church in Texarkana (Source dated 4 October 2017).
Case 39: Oregon Court of Appeals upholds pastor's child sex abuse conviction
Case 40: Pastor rapes girl, 10, infects her with HIV
This is according to Ntcheu police publicist, Hastings Chigalu who identified the suspect as Pastor Philip Palibe Ndipo of New Covenant Assemblies of God based at Kalindira village in Ntcheu. Chigalu said on this day, the victim was alone at home while her mother was away drawing water. The pastor who is also a close neighbour to the girl’s family found a chance to rape the child. The publicist further said on return from the borehole, the mother found the girl crying uncontrollably. When asked, the girl revealed that the pastor had raped her. The mother reported the matter to Kandewu police unit who later referred them to Kandewu Health Centre where tests showed that the girl had been raped. The child was also treated for sexually transmitted diseases (Source dated 2 October 2017).