*Memphis Megachurch Youth Pastor Gets 60 Years For Child Sex:: : A former youth pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Shelby County pleaded guilty Friday to 13 sex-related crimes involving children.
*Texas Pastors/Brothers Arrested On Child Sex Charges: Two Leon County brothers with pastoral leadership positions at churches in Centerville and Buffalo were arrested following grand jury indictments Wednesday. The duo is accused of sexually assaulting at least five children, according to authorities.
Mississippi Youth Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges: An east Tupelo youth pastor accused of having sex with a 16-year-old church member was ordered held without bond Thursday. Alexander Blackwelder, 26, of Tupelo, is charged with two counts of sexual battery and enticement of a child to produce visual depictions of adult sexual conduct.
MA Youth Pastor Sentenced To 3-4 Years For Child Rape: The vulnerable teens were steered toward a local United Methodist Church — and into the path of a lay pastor, a man who, though not ordained, had been given a type of license by the church to work as a youth minister. On Thursday, Russell Woodman Davis, 70, pleaded guilty to raping and attempting to rape the three boys at various times between 1988 and 2006, in Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury.
*Imprisoned NC Pastor Hit With New Child Sex Charges: Less than two years after being sentenced to prison for sex crimes involving three juvenile victims, Stephen Arthur Morris of Four Oaks was returned to Johnston County today (Thursday) to be formally charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of first-degree sex offense with a minor.
Illinois Church Choir Director Gets 88 Years For Child Porn: A Normal man was sentenced to 88 years in prison on Wednesday for criminal sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography. Michael D. Schneider worked as a staff member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington before his arrest in June 2021 on the felony charges.
*FL Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced To 25 Years For Child Sex: 50-year-old Paul Mauricio will be spending the next 25 years behind bars for sex crimes involving a 12-year-old girl. As part of a plea deal, Mauricio, who was an eight-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, pleaded guilty to four out of seven sexual assault charges.
GOP Rep Censured For Comment On Fatal Child Abuse: An Alaska lawmaker with a history of incendiary remarks was censured by the state House Wednesday after he said it has been argued that cases of fatal child abuse can be a “cost savings” because the child won’t need related government services.
And they‘ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, yes, they‘ll know we are Christians by our love