January 26, 2005

Youth Pastor On Trial For Molesting Daughter


POSTED: 10:48 pm PST January 25, 2005
UPDATED: 11:04 pm PST January 25, 2005

VISTA, Calif. -- A teenager cliams that her father, a former youth pastor and teacher at Tri-City Christian School, molested her when she was a little girl.

Johnnie Sherman Achord, 46, is on trial, charged with molesting his daughter in the early and mid-1990s.

Now 18, the woman said the first assault she could remember came when she was 4 or 5 years old while she was sitting on a pool table in the garage of her Oceanside house.

Achord allegedly reached inside her dress and underwear, she testified.

The woman said she didn't tell anyone about the incident because she felt embarrased, dirty and confused.

More frequent molestations happened when the family moved to Vista, she said.

Posted by kshaw at January 26, 2005 07:31 AM