October 10, 2005

Christian Coalition leader faces sex abuse allegation


10/10/2005, 7:50 a.m. PT
The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The local leader of the Christian Coalition is facing sex abuse allegations after three female members of his family told detectives he molested them.

Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said officials are investigating the complaints against Lou Beres, the longtime chairman of the Christian Coalition.

The three women now adults allege they were abused by Beres as preteens. Their families called the child abuse hot line last month, after the three openly discussed the alleged abuse for the first time.

Posted by kshaw at October 10, 2005 04:09 PM