Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family Sues Church For Harboring A Pedophile

California: The family of a 14-year-old Loomis girl molested by a youth pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Rocklin are now suing him and the church for allowing the abuse to occur.

The complaint filed earlier this month seeks punitive damages for sexual abuse of a child, sexual battery, gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty. They also want reimbursement for medical care and lost earnings. In April, Jeffery Waisner, 33 of Lincoln, was convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child stemming from a nearly six-month affair with the girl who was a part of his youth group.

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The attorney for the family alleges the national church covered up problems of sexual abuse with minors by appointed leaders and engaged in a systematic pattern, which included compiling a secret archival file regarding sexual abuse by other church leaders in other states. The complaint alleges, the governing body of the church was harboring alleged predator pedophiles who would continue to sexually molest children using their leadership position to gain access to the victims.

1 comment:

  1. International Church of the Foursquare Gospel based in Los Angeles is the parent organization, in case anyone wonders where that 'archive' was being kept.