Friday, December 3, 2010

Church In Abuse Case Sues Victim's Parents

Missouri: First, a youth leader in a western Missouri church pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor.

Then the victim sued the church, New Life Bible Church of Easton, and its former youth leader, Michael J. Landy.

And now the church is suing the victim’s parents, saying they were negligent for placing her in Landy’s care. The action contends the parents — who are missionaries for the church — “breached their duty to provide for the proper care, custody and control of their daughter.”

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Rebecca Randles, the Kansas City attorney representing the victim, called the church’s strategy bizarre. "The reason the church is suing was so they’ll end up paying less if there is a judgment. They want the parents to pay part of it."