Saturday, April 9, 2011



Priest charged in child sex case ordered to trial

Sify --A Southern California priest has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges he had sex with a 12-year-old boy. A San Bernardino County judge ruled after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to try the Rev. ...

Pastor arrested in Highland Village

Graham Leader, ‎Apr 8, 2011‎ -- Owen Deane Davis was behind bars Wednesday night when he was arrested by the Highland Village police on a Young County district court warrant.
Davis, the former vicar at Faith Lutheran Church, was arrested on a warrant alleging he sexually assaulted a woman at his Graham home on Spivey Hill.
Davis posted a $50,000 bond Thursday and was released from custody.
The Rev. Ron Halamka, interim pastor at Faith Lutheran, said Davis left the church in January when he took a leave of absence after being interviewed by the Texas Ranger as part of the investigation into the case...

Fake Priest Sentenced

WLNS - ‎Apr 8, 2011‎
A Jackson man who pretended to be a priest and stole money from a collection basket is sentenced to prison. According to the Jackson Citizen Patriot, 52 year old Alan Fiddler will spend at least four years behind bars for stealing money from Saint ...

Priest charged in child sex case ordered to trial

Lake Wylie Pilot - ‎Apr 7, 2011‎ --A Southern California priest has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges he had sex with a 12-year-old boy. A San Bernardino County judge ruled after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to try the Rev. ...

Family stands by pastor charged with child pornography

WMC-TV - Daniel Hight - ‎Apr 7, 2011‎ --The family of a Hernando pastor charged with possession of child pornography is standing by him. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dad for his unconditional love and support throughout our life," ...

Police: Texas pastor paid men $1300 to kill wife

Sify - ‎Apr 7, 2011‎ --A Texas pastor charged in the shooting death of his wife paid two men $1300 to kill the third-grade teacher after telling an alleged middleman that "someone was in his way," authorities said in court documents released Monday. Julio Cesar Perez, 40, ...

June trial for priest accused of stealing $400000 - ‎Apr 7, 2011‎ -- A judge has set a June trial date for a former Catholic priest charged with stealing more than $400000 from his former church, in part to feed a gambling addiction. The Daily Herald reports that DuPage County Judge John ...

Priest charged with stealing from charity fund

WNCT - ‎Apr 7, 2011 -- A priest in Hudson, Wis., has been charged with stealing money from a church fund for the needy. Officials at St. Patrick Catholic Church told investigators that nearly $11000 was missing from a charity account used to help people in times of ...

Ex-Superior priest faces theft charge

Duluth News Tribune - Chuck Rupnow - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
A former Superior Diocese priest was charged this week in St. Croix County Court with felony theft after allegations that he stole money from a Hudson, Wis., church account used to help needy families. A former Superior Diocese priest was charged this ...

Family supports Eddie Prince

Memphis Commercial Appeal - Yolanda Jones - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
Family members of Eddie Prince, the longtime Hernando pastor arrested and charged with viewing and downloading child pornography on a public library computer, said Wednesday that they still love and support him. ...

Priest charged in child sex case ordered to trial

North County Times - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
SAN BERNARDINO -- A Southern California priest has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges he had sex with a 12-year-old boy. A San Bernardino County judge ruled after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to try the Rev ...

Pastor charged, held on $1M bond

Enid News & Eagle - Kasey Fowler - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
By Kasey Fowler, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle FAIRVIEW — A Fairview pastor's $1 million bond was continued Wednesday following his initial court appearance on nine sex-related charges. Tommy Joe Pitts, 51, pastor of Midway Assembly of God Church, ...

Former NB priest faces 2 new sex charges - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
A retired Roman Catholic priest convicted of sex-related offences involving boys in New Brunswick was back in court Wednesday to face new charges. Levi Noel, who worked on the province's Acadian Peninsula for 30 years, appeared before a judge in ...

Elderly Priest Arrested After Pursuit - Luke Funk - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
COM - An elderly priest was arrested after a pursuit involving the New York State Police. It happened Monday in eastern New York. Police say Father Francis G. McCloskey, 71, of Cairo was in a stolen ca

Pastor charged with viewing child porn at library

Associated Baptist Press - ‎Apr 5, 2011‎
(ABP) -- A long-time Southern Baptist pastor was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after he was caught viewing inappropriate images while web surfing in a public library. Edward Earl “Eddie” Prince, 63, pastor of Oak Grove ...

Fairview minister arrested on molestation charges

Enid News & Eagle - Kasey Fowler - ‎Apr 4, 2011‎
By Kasey Fowler, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle A Fairview minister is being held on a bail of $1 million for 70 counts related to the alleged molestation of three children between the ages of 6 and 12. Tommy Pitts, 51, the pastor of Midway Assembly ...
Fairview Pastor Held On $1 Million Bond, Accused Of Molesting Adopted Daughters KWTV

Suspected gunman arrested in pastor's wife slaying

Fox News - ‎Apr 5, 2011‎
Perez leads a small-town church called Manantial de Vida in nearby San Benito. Police arrested the pastor and church member 20-year-old Gabriel Apolinar Escalante at the weekend and charged them with capital murder.
Murdered Teacher's Husband Arrested For Killing KRGV

Montgomery County youth pastor sentenced for statutory rape

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - ‎Apr 6, 2011‎
A former pastor who pleaded guilty to statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl in his youth group was sentenced Monday to two years on a post-trial diversion. Jonathan Tyler Giles, 26, pleaded guilty to two amended charges of statutory rape and one count ...

Trial date set for local pastor charged with sexual conduct with a child

News 10NBC - ‎Apr 5, 2011‎
Joe Flowers Junior is charged with course of sexual conduct. The pastor of the Walk of Life Christian Center is out of custody. Prosecutors say he molested an 11-year-old boy over a three year period. Judge James Piampiano ruled on several motions ...
Judge refuses to dismiss sex charge against Rochester-area pastor Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Madison priest charged with fondling teen

Chicago Tribune - ‎Mar 30, 2011‎
AP A Madison priest who has removed from public life in 1999 is now charged with the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Stevens Point and at her Monona home in 2003 and 2004. The Wisconsin State Journal reports a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in ...
Madison priest suspended since '99 charged with molesting teen in 2004 Milwaukee Journal

Priest sentenced for assaulting masseuse

Sydney Morning Herald - Sarah Malik - ‎Apr 5, 2011‎
A priest kept his victim in terror as he held her in a bedroom, slapped her and told her he was going to rape her. The 36-year-old priest, who cannot be identified, has been sentenced to two and a half years' jail for kidnapping, assaulting and ...

Ex-Pastor Charged With Stealing $25000 In Church Funds - William Demarest - ‎Apr 1, 2011‎
Former leader of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church arrested after probe of church finances; money, some used for online gambling, has been repaid. By William Demarest | Email the author | 3:13pm The former pastor of a Rockland County Roman Catholic Church ...
Pastor Accused of Stealing from Parish

Former Roy pastor sentenced to prison for rape

Deseret News - Emiley Morgan - ‎Mar 30, 2011‎
OGDEN — A former Roy pastor who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl in his congregation was sentenced to prison Wednesday. Aaron Witcher, 38, was ordered to serve two terms of five years to life ...
Youth pastor sentenced for two counts of rape Salt Lake Tribune

Former Tulsa Minister Arrested For Child Sex Crimes

KOKI FOX 23 - Abbie Alford - ‎Apr 1, 2011‎
Reverend Brookfield, a former pastor at Tulsa 's New Hope Baptist Church is accused of sexually abusing a girl beginning when she was as young as seven years old. Police say she is not a church member. "To our knowledge there are not victims at the ...
Former Tulsa Pastor Charged With Seven Counts Of Child Sexual Abuse News On 6

Youth minister sentenced to 15 years

Danville Commercial News - Brian L. Huchel - ‎Apr 1, 2011‎
Assistant State's Attorney Chuck Mockbee said Thomas, per the plea agreement, was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of criminal sexual assault — the original Class 1 felony offense that was filed against him. ...
Former minister pleads guilty to sex crime Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Pella Pastor Charged With Sexual Abuse

WOI - Lisa Martone - ‎Mar 25, 2011‎
A 41-year old man serving as a pastor at a Pella church has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse and exploitation. Patrick Edouard was a pastor at the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella. According to court papers filed on ...
Former pastor arrested Journal Express
Grand Rapids resident arrested on charges of sexual assault out of Iowa WWMT

Pastor Pleads Guilty To Underage Rape Charges

NY1 - ‎Apr 4, 2011‎
A Manhattan youth minister charged with raping and sexually abusing five girls has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say Jeremy Fulton met four of the victims through his work at Mariners' Temple Baptist Church in Lower Manhattan, where he helped run ...