Pastor Jose Campoverde Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Pastor Jose Campoverde has been arrested on suspicion of molesting four girls in his church in Anaheim, CA. According to the linked article, Campoverde is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail on suspicion of lewd conduct with a minor, sexual battery, child annoyance and false imprisonment.

It is my hope that if anyone affected by this case should find this blog, you can find some help and additional insight about dealing with the issue of alleged sexual abuse in the church in the articles in the right sidebar of this site and under the Church Abuse tab.

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Associate Pastor Ronald Jones Charged with Child Sexual Assault

Associate pastor Ronald Jones has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree relating to a 15-year old boy.

According to the linked article, Jones also has multiple convictions for breach of trust and writing fraudulent checks. (Why was he still an associate pastor?)

Church and Pastor Sued in Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Grace Brethren Church in Mansfield, OH, and Rev. Sonny Thayer are among those named in civil lawsuits relating to alleged sexual abuse by David Harvey against two children. According to the linked article, the suits alleges negligence on the part of Grace Brethren Church and Thayer, claiming Harvey sought counseling from Thayer regarding sexual behavior with children and Thayer failed to act.

Youth Pastor Richard J. Wagner Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

Former youth pastor Richard J. Wagner, of Kenai, AK, was sentenced today to 13 years in prison, with 8 years suspended, plus 3 months hard jail time, 7 years probation on each count, sex offender treatment, and permanent banning from work around children. According to the linked article, Wagner had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of possession of child porn, in exchange for dismissal of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of indecent exposure and 10 counts of child porn possession.

Pastor Darrell Dunn Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Pastor Darrell Dunn of Crosby, TX, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts related to child sex abuse allegations. He is charged with molesting two teenaged male students and sending sexually explicit photos and text messages to them. Police suspect there may be additional victims from the Living Praise Church and Academy and ask for anyone with information to contact them.

Michael Guillermo Taboada Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case

Former pastor Michael Guillermo Taboada was sentenced today to up to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl in his congregation. The sentence corresponded to an earlier plea agreement. According to the linked article, in May, Taboada pleaded guilty to eight counts of second degree sex assault.

Chester Mulligan Answers Back In Defense

In a Miami newspaper article, Chester Mulligan spoke publically to defend his innocence of charges against him.

If you read his comments and read my piece What Does Chester Mulligan’s Sentence Mean you might find his comments ironic or even amusing. Knowing the background of the story in some detail, I find his creative revision of events predictable, alarming, and laughable – if it weren’t so insidiously dangerous. But he can say what he wants when there is no one to concretely prove him wrong.

And so, what I said would happen is…. happening right on cue.