Pastor Laron D. Williams Charged/Cleared of Aggravated Incest

Update: According to the Natchitoches Times, Oct. 29, 2008, and Free Press, Nov. 1, 2008, Pastor Laron Williams was cleared and charges against him were dropped.

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Pastor Laron D. Williams of Monroe, LA, has been arrested on allegations of aggravated incest. Williams is a pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

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Youth Pastor Mark Comford Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse

Youth pastor Mark Comford pleaded guilty to child sex abuse against several alleged victims on September 5 in LaPorte County, IN. At the time of his arrest, Comford was a janitor at Purdue University North Central and a married youth minister and leader at Faith Baptist Church in LaPorte, IN. His sentencing is scheduled for October 17.

Camp Tracey Investigation Closed for Lack of Evidence

The Department of Children and Families in Jacksonville, FL has closed the investigation into Camp Tracey citing a lack of evidence to support the allegations of abuse. However, a possible criminal prosecution is still pending against camp staff member John Wilson who was arrested for child abuse in July.

Pastor Chester Mulligan’s Sex Abuse Trial Postponed for 11th Time

Pastor Chester Mulligan’s trial on charges of child sex abuse has been postponed for the eleventh time, this time due to a congested court docket. Pastor Mulligan remains free on bond and is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Miami, FL.

As more details regarding a rescheduled trial become available, I will post them.

For more details on the allegations, see the linked article.

Pastor George Benbow Charged with Child Sex Abuse

George Benbow, a pastor from Plainfield, NJ, was arrested and charged with four counts of second degree sexual assault on a minor. Benbow is a bishop at the Christian Fellowship Gospel Church in Plainfield. Prosecutors’ investigation revealed that the alleged abuse took place between 2000 – 2008 at multiple locations on the church grounds.

Anyone who believes they might have additional information pertaining to the case is encouraged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Han at (908) 965-3881.