Pastor Anthony Lynn Thibodeaux, High School Coach LaDonna Bracken Charged with Sexually Molesting 15 YO Girl

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Pastor Anthony Lynn Thibodeaux, High School Coach LaDonna Bracken Charged with Sexually Molesting 15 YO Girl

SHAME:  A Fairfield pastor and high school volleyball coach have been accused of sexually molesting a 15 year old girl. Pastor Anthony Lynn Thibodeaux was arrested last Friday and LaDonna Bracken turned herself in Thursday, after both were charged with sexual assault and indecency with a child.

After the Pastor’s arrest investigators also put LaDonna Brackens behind bars, she turned herself in yesterday. Authorities believe the alleged crime happened at her residence. Though she faces the same charges as Thibodeaux, it’s still unknown how brackens participated in the alleged crime.

Like Thibodeaux, Brackens also has several ties to the community and the church. She worked for Fairfield ISD and coached both the basketball and volleyball teams.

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Brackens was able to make her $500,000 bond. Thibodeaux is out on bond too, after his bail was reduced today from half a million dollars to $100,000. He must stay away from children and is still allowed on his church’s property–Fairfield Missionary Baptist. Source

 

Pastor Gordon Solomon of Christ’s Community Church, Accused of Two-Year Sexual Relationship with 14 Year Old Girl

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Pastor Gordon Solomon of Christ’s Community Church, Accused of Two-Year Sexual Relationship with 14 Year Old Girl

DISGRACE: Gordon Solomon, pastor of Christ’s Community Church of Los Angeles, in Inglewood, was arrested for allegedly engaging in a two-year sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl. Solomon was charged Friday with seven felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child, one felony count of oral copulation of a person under the age of 14 and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse, the District Attorney said. If convicted, Solomon, who is currently being held on $3 million bail, could face up to 26 years and eight months in state prison.

It is shameful that we continue to hear about pastors who are taking advantage of innocent children, while acting as pious and Christ-like as they can. This man could have been this girl’s father. Authorities said Solomon, 50, and very much married, “developed an ongoing affinity” for the girl, which involved exchanging emails and texts of a “sexual nature” and meeting at various locations, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.

The teen’s mother discovered one of the explicit text messages from Solomon and immediately called the police. Investigators were then able to determine that the relationship had been going on for two years by tracing back the sexting messages on the girl’s phone.

The police believe there could be more victims. If you have been molested by Pastor Gordon Solomon, please contact the Special Victims Bureau at 1-877-710-LASD (5273) or specialvictims@lasd.org. You may also contact Los Angeles Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested for Assaulting 15 Year Old Daughter

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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested for Assaulting 15 Year Old Daughter - Mug Shot

BREAKING NEWS:  Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar arrested for assaulting his 15 year old daughter in Fayette County. He was released on $5,000 bond after being charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children.

Deputies were summoned to the minister’s home around 1 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They discovered “enough probable cause to make an arrest,” Rowan said.

Besides the physical evidence, Rowan said deputies also interviewed Dollar’s 19-year-old daughter, who confirmed her sibling’s version of events. Apparently the altercation centered around a party the alleged victim wanted to attend. Source: AJC

Um, so did Creflo Dollar have a wreck like his buddy Bishop Eddie L. Long? SMH. Creflo Dollar should practice what he preaches to his congregation — restraint. I would love to know who placed the call and where Taffi Dollar was when all this took place.

I have no doubt the child was probably mouthing off to her father, but if he choked her and threw her down, that’s wrong. There’s a better way to handle your problems. Now with that said, he had the right to tell her no. When I was growing up, if my parents told me no, then that was settled and the answer was no. I let it go. But at no time did my father threaten to punch or choke me. Um, shouldn’t Creflo Dollar step down from his ministry until this is litigated?

UPDATE#1 (06/08/12):   11 Alive reports:  “According to the police report from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Dollar’s daughter called police to say that her father attacked her after they argued about whether the daughter could attend a party.

The report says Dollar choked his daughter, then threw her to the ground, punched her and hit her with his shoe. The responding officer noticed a scratch on the daughter’s neck near her throat; the daughter said her father gave her the scratch during the fight.”

Creflo Dollar wrote on his Facebook page:   “The fight has already been won. We are just walking it out. It’s already been determined that the devil is defeated through the victory Jesus won. Now we must walk in that victory in our own lives.”

Curtis Glendell Mathews, Pastor of One of the Oldest Southern Black Churches, Arrested on Sex Crimes

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Curtis Glendell Mathews, Pastor of One of the Oldest Southern Black Churches, Arrested on Sex Crimes

Pastor Curtis Glendell Mathews, leader of Springfield Baptist Church in Dinwiddie County, Va., was arrested late Tuesday night on charges of using a communication device to facilitate sex with a minor, Petersburg police said. Curtis Glendell Mathews is the pastor for one of the oldest black churches in the South.

Pastor Mathews was charged with two counts of using a communication device to facilitate sex with a minor. According to media reports, a guardian of the unidentified teen notified police and authorities initiated an investigation. Curtis Glendell Mathews is being held without bond at the Riverside Regional Jail.

Curtis Glendell Mathews, 50, who has been pastor of Springfield Baptist Church in Dinwiddie County for about 15 years, was arrested about 11:45 p.m. at his home in the 7700 block of Rolling Hill Road in Hopewell, Petersburg police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said in a release.

Mathews was charged with two felony counts of using a communication device to facilitate sex with a minor. Authorities began their investigation after a guardian of the unidentified teen notified police, Hyatt said.

Mathews stated in court papers that he is unemployed and collecting $378 in monthly unemployment benefits, but a church official said that pertains to a second job he held separate from his position as pastor. Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

Seems that we may have another snake in the pulpit. We will wait until the case is litigated before passing judgment, since an accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but I am tired of hearing about these rogue pastors and their inner circles turning a blind eye to their misdeeds.

Rochester NY Pastor Anthony Lee Drumgoole Extradited to SC to Face Armed Robbery Charges

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Rochester NY Pastor Anthony Lee Drumgoole Extradited to SC to Face Armed Robbery Charges (Horry County Sheriff)

DISGRACE: Pastor Anthony Lee Drumgoole, who leads a church in Rochester, NY, has been extradited to Horry County, SC, the face several charges in connection to an armed robbery inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restroom last November.

According to a statement from the Horry County Police Department’s Facebook page in January, Anthony Lee Drumgoole, pastor of a church in Rochester, NY, was arrested in Rochester.

Sunday night, Drumgoole was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on two counts of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and failure to appear.

In January, Horry County Police said Drumgoole would face four counts of financial transaction card fraud as well as kidnapping, however, it is unknown if he will still face those charges at this time.

On Nov. 27, officers responded to the Buffalo Wild Wings located in the Carolina Forest area in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, who later spoke candidly with WMBF News, told police he had been inside a restroom at the restaurant when a suspect robbed him and forced him to remove his clothes.

Surveillance footage at a local convenience store helped detectives identify Drumgoole as a suspect. Police searched for Drumgoole for over a month before he was arrested in Rochester on unrelated charges.

Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department told WMBF News Drumgoole was extradited back to Horry County Sunday night. Source

Anthony Drumgoole is another snake in the pulpit. He calls himself an evangelist and a prophet on his MySpace page.

Reward Offered for Fugitive Pastor Otis Holland for Skipping Court Appearances in Sexual Assault Case

A $10,000 reward offered for information about fugitive former United Faith Church in Las Vegas pastor Otis Holland, wanted for sexually assaulting teenage congregants.

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Reward Offered for Fugitive Pastor Otis Holland for Skipping Court Appearances in Sexual Assault Case

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about former United Faith Church in Las Vegas pastor Otis Holland. Pastor Otis Holland, 55, who was accused of sexually assaulting teenage congregants, skipped court appearances and hasn’t been seen in a long time, CNN affiliate KLAS reports.

Christine Shea, owner of Bad Girl Bail Bonds, told KLAS that Holland skipped court appearances after she posted $30,000 to get him out of jail.

“I have guilt that I helped get him back out on the streets,” she told KLAS.

KLAS reported that Holland was arrested in December 2010 and in January amid allegations that he abused congregants who were as young as 7 years old.

If you see this dirtbag, please call the police immediately. He could be holed up next door to you molesting other teenage girls.

Registered Sex Offender Turned Pastor Arnold Maurice Mathis Arrested on Sexual Abuse Allegations

Registered sex offender turned pastor Arnold Maurice Mathis arrested for sexually abusing then-14 year old male for six years.

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Registered Sex Offender Turned Pastor Arnold Maurice Mathis Arrested on Sexual Abuse Allegations (The Ledger)

Registered sex offender turned pastor Arnold Maurice Mathis was arrested by Polk County, Fla., police Saturday morning for allegedly sexually molesting a then 14 year old boy for six years. The abuse occurred while Arnold Mathis, who has been a registered sex offender since 1997, was senior pastor at Saint City Power and Praise Ministries in Winter Haven.  He now serves as an assistant pastor at Higher Praise Ministries in Lake Wales.

Mathis is charged with five counts of sexual battery by a person of authority and was booked into Polk County Jail. He was being held without bail as of Saturday evening. Detectives began looking for Mathis on Friday after the victim, now 21, contacted them about the alleged abuse.

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Mathis first approached the boy at the concession stand of a basketball game when the teen was a high school freshman, his arrest report says. He asked the boy whether he needed better shoes, and told him he could help him with his financial problems.

The boy had no father figure at the time and thought Mathis was trying to care for him, the report says. Mathis picked the boy up at a park the next day and drove him to a Taco Bell. Source

Arnold Mathis reportedly admitted to the molestation accusations leveled against him by the young man. Here’s what I want to know, how in the world a registered sex offender was able to become a senior pastor at a church? These snakes in the pulpits, like Bishop Eddie Long, always prey on the kids without a father figure in their lives. Shameful. HLN’s Nancy Grace said it best, sex offenders can’t be rehabilitated. Arnold Maurice Mathis is proof of that.

Sex offender turned pastor Arnold Maurice Mathis arrested:

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PA Roman Catholic Rev. Bartley Sorenson Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Roman Catholic pastor Bartley Sorenson, who led St. John Fisher Church in Churchill, Pa., for one month, arrested on child pornography charges after being caught viewing photos of a young boy.

Roman Catholic pastor Rev. Bartley Sorenson, who was recently appointed to lead St. John Fisher Church in Churchill, Pa., was arrested on child pornography charges.

Sorensen, 62, was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond on Saturday, one day after a church employee reported seeing him view photos of a young boy in a sexual position on a computer in his church office. According to court documents, Sorensen admitted to viewing and possessing more than 100 photos of prepubescent boys in sexual poses.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh immediately placed Sorensen, who had been at the church for less than a month, on administrative leave. Source

Too many pastors, across all ethnic backgrounds, are being arrested for crimes involving children. When will this end? All I can say is St. John Fisher dodged a bullet on this one.

 PA Roman Catholic Rev. Bartley Sorenson Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Former TX Pastor Jose Humberto Arrested for Sex Crimes Against Step-Grandchildren

Former TX pastor Jose Humberto arrested for sex crimes against step-grandchildren at The Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

Former TX pastor Jose Humberto arrested for sex crimes against his step-grandchildren at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Alice, TX. He is charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Jim Wells County Sheriff’s officials say the assaults happened two years ago at the Iglesia Bautista Buen Pastor or The Good Shepherd Baptist Church. Officials say the children were ages 13, 15 and 16 at the time of the sexual contact. Herrera faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted. He’s currently in jail on $180,000 bond. Source

Another wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s no different from a common criminal roaming the streets.

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Pastor Matthias Anderson Accused of Sexual Relationship with a Teenage Girl

California-based pastor Matthias Anderson arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

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Pastor Matthias Anderson Accused of Sexual Relationship with a teenage girl

California-based pastor Matthias Anderson, 41, was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Anderson, who started New Wine Ministries in Oceanside, Calif., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of unlawful sex and lewd acts with a child, Fox 5 San Diego said.

Police say Anderson, who started New Wine Ministries in Oceanside, went to the girl’s home around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to see her. Instead, Anderson found police waiting for him, authorities said.

Detectives say Anderson had a sexual relationship with the girl for two years. They say he met the girl when she and her mother were staying at the church’s women’s shelter.

The girl’s mother told police in October 2010 that she suspected Anderson and her 14-year-old daughter were having a sexual relationship, but the girl would not cooperate with the investigation at that time. Source

One more snake in the pulpit. I am so tired of hearing about this mess, but until the members of the church hold these pastors accountable, this sick behavior will continue.