April 21, 2005

More victims surface against B'klyn pastor

New York Newsday


April 20, 2005, 8:51 PM EDT

In the wake of allegations that a storefront minister had raped an underage member of his congregation, two more underage boys came forward Wednesday accusing Ronald Jean of sexual abuse, police officials said.

"I don't want to get into the specifics of it," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "Of course this is a sensitive area for the department and also for the victims involved. But in essence two more individuals claim to have been victimized have come forward."

Jean, the pastor of the Soul Restoration of City Light on Flatbush Avenue, was charged yesterday in the rape of a 13-year old boy and allegedly threatening him that God would cripple him if he told anyone about what happened.

Jean is scheduled to appear before a grand jury tomorrow morning, where the Brooklyn district attorney can add the charges for the new victims who came forward.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2005 04:58 AM