February 10, 2006

Reverend charged with molesting three relatives


Eyewitness News' Jim Dolan
(Long Island-WABC, February 9, 2006) - A reverend is under arrest and charged with molesting three female family members.

Investigators say the reverend prayed with parishioners at a small Baptist church on Long Island -- while at his home he abused the girls for several years.
Eyewitness News Reporter Jim Dolan is at the church in New Castle.

The reverend is a fire and brimstone preacher who often speaks from the pulpit about accountability and atoning for one's sins. But if the Queens District Attorney is right, if the female teens in his own family are right, the pastor will have a tough time atoning for this.

One of those teenagers claims her dad had been raping her nearly twice a week since she was 15 years old. And other teenagers in the family claim they were sexually abused when they were even younger.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2006 08:23 AM