Former Deacon Stanley Dale Jones Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

Former deacon Stanley Dale Jones was sentenced to three years in prison and seven years of probation after pleading guilty to six counts of sexual abuse of a child for molesting a 7-year-old girl.

This case was unique in that, while Jones apologized for his actions, he did not request to be excused from jail time. His attorney asked for it, but Jones did not. According to what I can glean from the referenced news article, Jones also appeared to want to continue offender treatment. There was nothing in Jones’ statement to indicate he wanted an “out” – he took full responsibility for his own choices. What a refreshing change!

Youth Pastor Brent Edwards Arrested for Sex Abuse

Youth minister Brent Edwards was arrested for allegedly having sex on an ongoing basis for over a year with a 16-year-old in the ministry for teens led by his wife and him in the West Palm Beach, FL, area.

Youth Pastor Daniel J. Pedrosa, Jr. Accused of Sexual Abuse

Youth pastor Daniel J. Pedrosa, Jr. of San Clamente, CA, has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a teen from the church where he is the junior high youth minister, Capo Beach Calvary Church. He will be charged with six felony counts according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Dept. at 714-628-7170.