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This is an archive of published media reports. Many of the ministers reported in these articles have NOT been criminally convicted.

Norwalk police issue arrest warrant for accused minister, The Hour, 12/31/09 (Phillip Joubert)

New charges for Norwalk minister, NBC Connecticut, 12/31/09 (Phillip Joubert)

Murder trial of former Waco-area pastor Matt Baker could take 2 weeks, KWTX News, 12/30/09 (Matt Baker)

Ohsweken pastor arrested at border facing multiple sex charges, Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada), 12/26/09 (Ronald Burning)

Pastor arrested, The Sarnia Observer (Ontario, Canada), 12/25/09 (Ronald Burning)

OC church youth leader gets jail time for having sex with minor, Southern California Public Radio, 12/24/09 (Timothy Han)

Church leader gets 90 days for sex with minor, The Orange County Register, 12/24/09 (Timothy Han)

Charges dropped against Granby pastor, Neosho Daily News, 12/22/09 (George Otis Johnston)

Sex abuse charges dropped against SW Missouri pastor, Associated Press / Belleville News Democrat, 12/22/09 (George Otis Johnston)

Kaufman County church official indicted for child porn, The Herald Banner (Greenville, TX) , 12/18/09 (David Ray Gray)

Child sex abuse charges against local radio station owner, personality, Local 15 TV (Mobile, AL), 12/16/09 (Walter Bowen)

Former church worker arrested on child sex charges, Prattville Progress, 12/16/09 (Zachary Reed Emerson)

CBF leader says ministry-excellence training can boost clergy's image, ABP, 12/15/09 ("Christa Brown...said a little skepticism toward clergy may be a healthy thing. 'Historically, the problem with clergy has been that people trust them too much.'")

Former high-profile preacher admits to fathering child, ABP, 12/14/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Former pastor admits to fathering child, Florida Times-Union, 12/11/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Embattled Jacksonville pastor did father child in woman's case, Florida Times-Union, 12/11/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Clergy drop in poll rating honesty and ethics of professions, ABP, 12/11/09

Prattville man charged with enticing child for immoral purposes, Montgomery Advertiser, 12/11/09 (Zachary Reed Emerson)

Hearing set for Granby pastor, Neosho Daily News, 12/11/09 (George Otis Johnston)

Deacon arrested for child molestation charges, Auburn Journal, 12/9/09 (Robert Lindsay Cowan)

Judge sets $350K cash bond for pastor charged in rape, The Hour (Norwalk, CT), 12/9/09 (Phillip Joubert)

Police blotter: Minister rape charge, The Villager, 12/9/09 (Jeremy Fulton)

Man pleads guilty in sex abuse case, WXII-12 (NC), 12/8/09 (Guy Ellis Carr, Jr.)("Most people just get over it," he told the victim.)

Ex-church youth worker pleads guilty, The Edmond Sun, 12/7/09 (Charles W. "Chuck" Bryan, Jr.)

NY youth minister accused of sexually abusing girl, WCBS-TV (New York), 12/5/09 (Jeremy Fulton)

Family and former co-worker say: Minister arrested for rape had two sides, The Hour (Norwalk, CT), 12/4/09 (Phillip Joubert)

Baptist music minister arrested on child porn charges, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12/3/09 (David Ray Gray)

Abuse charge against worship leader rocks prominent Florida church, ABP, 12/1/09 (Russell Dion Lewis)("Christa Brown...called it a 'do-nothing' approach that leaves Southern Baptist churches vulnerable to sexual predators.")

Pastor charged with sexual abuse posts bail, Orland Press Register, 11/27/09 (Carlton Hammonds)

Teacher charged in sexual assault, Savannah Morning News, 11/24/09 (Mark Kit Lucas, youth minister at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Garden City, GA)

Pastor's arrest rocks Coral Springs church, Palm Beach Post, 11/23/09 (Russell Dion Lewis)

Arrest stuns Coral Springs congregation, Miami Herald, 11/23/09 (Russell Dion Lewis)

Willows pastor arrested for alleged sexual assault on minor, Chico Enterprise-Record, 11/23/09 (Carlton Farnsworth Hammond)

Pastor charged with groping women at church food bank, Gaston Gazette, 11/14/09 (Harley Michael Keough)

Pastor charged with sexual battery, The Charlotte Observer, 11/14/09 (Harley Michael Keough)

Pastor accused of groping women at church food bank, The Star (Cleveland County, NC), 11/13/09 (Harley Michael Keough)

Additional charges filed against Baptist camp director, ABP, 11/6/09 (Stephen Carter)

Former camp director faces more charges, The Perquimans Weekly, 11/5/09 (Stephen Carter)

Former area preacher faces new sex charges, Sand Mountain Reporter (AL), 11/5/09 (Billy Masters)

Victim's mother speaks out about son's abuse, WAFF-48 News (AL), 11/3/09 (Billy Masters)

Pastor going back to prison, The Times-Journal (DeKalb County, AL), 11/3/09 (Billy Masters)(see prior articles of 5/22/09 and 5/26/09)

Former pastor in Texas, Illinois gets 50 years for sexual assault, ABP, 11/3/09 (William Frank Brown)

Bellmead pastor sentenced to 50 years for sexually assaulting young church member, Waco Tribune-Herald, 11/3/09 (William Frank Brown)

Former Waco-area pastor sentenced in child sexual abuse case, KWTX-TV (Waco, TX), 11/2/09 (William Frank Brown)

50 years for pastor accused of molesting young girls, KXXV-TV (Waco, TX), 11/2/09 (William Frank Brown)

DCF confirms investigation into local church leader, Action News Jax, 10/30/09 (Friendship Missionary Baptist Church)

Former Alabama pastor charged with child abuse, porn possession, ABP, 10/29/09 (Ralph Lee Aaron)

New details in minister sex abuse case, WSFA 12 News, 10/28/09 (Ralph Lee Aaron)

Pastor faces 152 counts, Andalusia Star-News, 10/28/09 (Ralph Lee Aaron)

Former pastor and Odessa native sentenced for sexual abuse of a child, KOSA / CBS 7, 10/27/09 (Joshua Spires)

Former Okla. pastor sentenced to 10 years for molestation, ABP, 10/26/09 (Joshua Spires)

Rape charges against church worker dropped, Dayton Daily News, 10/21/09 (Shawn P. Rickert)

Whitehorse orphanage victims file lawsuit, CBC News (Canada), 10/19/09 ("It was run by individuals affiliated with the Baptist church.")

Ex-pastor Joshua Spires sentenced in abuse of Jay teen, The Oklahoman, 10/17/09 (Joshua Spires)

Former minister charged in molestation case, Athens Banner-Herald, 10/15/09 (Norman Pugh)

Youth minister charged with molestation, WSB Radio, 10/15/09 (Norman Pugh)

Community reacts to former superintendent's arrest, ArkLaTex / NBC 6, 10/7/09 (Franklin Wray)

Preacher faces indecency charge, Texarkana Gazette, 10/7/09 (Franklin Wray)

Misdemeanor charge dismissed against former youth minister, Richmond Register, 10/7/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

Barrett pleas guilty to all four counts, Mountain Statesman, 10/7/09 (Baptist pastor Craig Johnson allegedly knew about Barrett's molestation of a kid in 2005 and did nothing.)

Former superintendent arrested in child molestation investigation, ArkLaTex / NBC 6, 10/6/09 (Franklin Wray)

Former minister returns to court on abuse charges, Richmond Register, 10/6/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

The fall of man, Arkansas Times, 10/1/09 (David Pierce)

Sunday School teacher sentenced in sex case, Daily Bulletin (California), 9/30/09 (John Calvin Savage)

New Jersey investigating Rev. John J. Harris and Galilee Baptist Church in Trenton for sexual harassment and retaliation, New Jersey News Room, 9/25/09 (John J. Harris)

Trenton church pastor accused of sexually harassing ex-employee, New Jersey Star Ledger, 9/25/09 (John J. Harris)

Oshawa church, youth pastor sued over sex allegations, DurhamRegion.com, 9/25/09 (Brian Andrew Klein, King Street Pentecostal Church)

Child porn consumes N.C. man's life, Charlotte Observer, 9/21/09 (Southern Baptist pastor Ricky Mill of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh urges leniency for man convicted on child porn.)

Why predatory clergy flourish, Baptist Planet, 9/17/09 (Disciples of Christ info)

Let us prey (on women), by Terry Mattingly, GetReligion.org, 9/17/09 ("Abuse happens everywhere, but the abused — in a denominational setting — at least have a hierarchy of some kind to which they can appeal. And then there is the issue of the bottom line: Their lawyers have larger institution to sue that, to one degree or another, is supposed to be monitoring the careers of its clergy. . . . We are dealing with a form of church government and tradition called the 'free church' and, truth is, the clergy in these churches are very, very free indeed.. . . there are few ties that bind in SBC life.. . . there is not an official system that governs the movement or monitoring of clergy.. . . The SBC, however, resembles the Roman Catholic Church in contrast with the totally disorganized, non-structured reality that is the post-denominational world. Trust me: There is another story here.")

Ex-church choir director pleads guilty to raping teen, Star-Tribune, 9/17/09 (Gregory B. Washington)

Taylor County man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges, WDTV News (KY), 9/16/09 (Baptist pastor Craig Johnson indicted on failure to report)

Minneapolis church director pleads to sex with teen, KSTP-TV, 9/15/09 (Gregory Washington)(video)

Court document showing adjudication of guilt and probation with "sex offender conditions," Court document  of Bradford County, Florida, filed 9/15/09 (Jeffrey Lamar Carter)

Taylor County grand jury indicts 38, WBOY-TV (WV), 9/14/09 (Baptist pastor Craig Johnson charged on failure to report child sex abuse)

Sex offender to be ordained this weekend has held previous church leadership role, WHAS 11 (KY), 9/11/2009 (Mark Hourigan)(video)

Baylor study focuses on clergy sexual misconduct, Baptist Standard, 9/11/09

Many women targeted by faith leaders, survey says, The Washington Post, 9/10/09 ("Close to one in 10 respondents -- male and female -- reported having known about clergy sexual misconduct occurring in a congregation they had attended." See also "Let us prey (on women)," by Terry Mattingly, GetReligion.org, 9/17/09)

Clergy come-ons more common than you think, Chicago Tribune, 9/9/09

Accused Baptist swindler Allen Stanford sued for gambling debt, ABP, 9/4/09 (Allen Stanford)

Former Rwandan Baptist pastor on trial for genocide, ABP, 9/3/09 (Francois Bazaramba)

Former Baptist pastor goes to trial charged with genocide in Rwanda, EthicsDaily, 9/1/09 (Francois Bazaramba)("Why did global Baptists do nothing?")

Former music minister sentenced for sexual abuse, ABP, 8/31/09 (David Pierce)

Sex offenders refuse plea bargains, Morning News, 8/29/09

Choir leader admits child-sex abuse, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 8/28/09 (David Pierce)(Former Arkansas Baptist Convention president Greg Kirksey wrote to judge, asking for leniency.)

Pierce victim speaks out, Benton Courier, 8/28/09 (David Pierce)

Former music minister pleads guilty, FOX-16 (Arkansas), 8/27/09 (David Pierce)

Ex-music minister pleads guilty to sex charges, KTHV-TV (Little Rock), 8/27/09 (David Pierce)(with video)

Pierce convicted, gets 10 years, Benton Courier, 8/27/09 (David Pierce)

Pierce expected to enter plea, Benton Courier, 8/26/09 (David Pierce)(includes statement of Senior Pastor Rick Grant and statement of David Pierce)

Former Jay minister confesses to illegal relationship with 15-year-old, Tulsa World, 8/26/09 (Joshua Spires)

Delaware County pastor assaulted girl, 15, on his church desk, affidavit says, The Oklahoman, 8/26/09 (Joshua Spires)

Former Delaware County youth minister charged with lewd molestation, Tulsa World, 8/25/09 (Joshua Spires)

Virginia youth minister faces additional charges, ABP, 8/25/09 (Jeremy "Jack" Ryan Duffer)

More indecent liberties charges filed, Daily Press (Newport News, VA), 8/25/09 (Jack Ryan Duffer)

Former youth pastor arrested again, WAVY-TV 10 (Virginia), 8/24/09 (Jeremy "Jack" Ryan Duffer)

2 Baptist ministers convicted in sex case, The Daily Advertiser (LA), 8/22/09 (Jason "J.D." Cooper & Victor Mitchell)

Youth leader jailed on sex abuse charges, WFIE-14 (Owensboro, KY), 8/20/09 (Jacob Conder)

Youth group leader accused of having sex with teen, Los Angeles Times, 8/20/09 (Timothy Han)

Former minister found guilty of molesting girl, Arizona Daily Star, 8/20/09 (Christopher Decaire)

Youth minister found guilty of molestation, ABP, 8/20/09 (Christopher Decaire)("The current SBC position that each church can effectively address clergy sex abuse on its own is like thinking each municipality across the country can effectively address terrorism.")

Youth minister found guilty, KVOA News 4, 8/19/09 (Christopher Decaire)

Youth minister convicted, KGUN-9, 8/19/09 (Christopher Decaire)(video)

Pastor denied parole in child sex abuse case, SNAP press release, 8/19/09 (George Lowe)

Jailed former pastor cited 'passion' for working with youth, ABP, 8/18/09 (Jeremy 'Jack' Ryan Duffer)

Missionary child abuse, Christianity Today, 8/18/09

S.C. court upholds sex abuse rulings, The State, 8/18/09 (John Hubner)

Supreme Court upholds conviction of ex-deacon, The State, 8/17/09 (John Hubner)

Church background checks find many with felonies, Birmingham News, 8/16/09

Judge sets bond for Seaford Baptist youth pastor, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, 8/14/09 (Jeremy 'Jack' Ryan Duffer)

York Co. youth pastor faces sex crimes charges, WVEC News 13 (VA), 8/13/09 (Jack Ryan Duffer)

LifeWay: 1 in 7 church background checks uncover criminal history, Christian Post, 8/13/09

Girl, 15, tells jury of alleged molestation by ex-youth minister, Arizona Daily Star, 8/13/09 (Christopher Decaire)

Teenager claims youth minister molested her, KVOA News 4 (Tucson, AZ), 8/12/09 (Christopher Decaire)

Texas pastor charged with cyber-stalking former attendee, ABP, 8/12/09 (Matthew Darren Wood)(active in CBF and also pastored SBC churches)

Ex-pastor accused of cyber-stalking Shreveport woman, Shreveport Times, 8/12/09 (Matthew Darren Wood)

David Pierce trial rescheduled, Benton Courier, 8/9/09 (David Pierce)

LifeWay says 1 in 8 background checks finds record, ABP, 8/7/09 (1. The 260 Protestant vs. 228 Catholic comparison; 2. Prodded by SNAP, Southern Baptist leaders discussed the feasibility of a similar system; 3. Of 13,000 credibly accused Catholic clergy, only about 6 percent were even investigated by police.)

Former Southern Baptist pastor sentenced for fraud, tax evasion, ABP, 8/5/09 (Otis Ray Hope)

Rodgerson pleads not guilty, Kirksville Daily Express (MO), 8/3/09 (Aaron Rodgerson on charge of failure to report abuse or neglect of child)

Man pleads guilty after alleged sex with girl, WYMT-TV (Kentucky), 7/28/09 (Richard Frank Shaw)

Pastor accused of lewd act, The Post and Courier (SC), 7/28/09 (Marion Leon Kosier, Jr.)

Pastor faces child pornography charges, WANE-TV (Fort Wayne, IN), 7/23/09 (Bernard Squires)

Church volunteer accused of molestation, WTHI-TV (Indiana), 7/23/09 (Robert Posey)

Former youth pastor sentenced on child corruption charges, Times Leader (PA), 7/20/09 (Brian Neiswender)

Baptist camp director on leave after arrest, ABP, 7/16/09 (Stephen Carter)

Christian camp director indicted on child sex offenses, WITN-TV, 7/14/09 (Stephen Carter)

Baptist camp director indicted on child sex charges, The Daily Advance, 7/13/09 (Stephen Carter)

Douglasville child molester tracked to Tennessee, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7/8/09 (Larry William Whitley)

Ex-pastor sentenced in sexual abuse case, The Roanoke Times, 7/8/09 (Daniel Silverman)

Former church pastor sentenced on sex abuse charge, WDBJ-7, 7/7/09 (Daniel Silverman)

Former pastor pleads guilty to sex charges, WSET-TV, 7/7/09 (Daniel Silverman)

Ex-minister asks for lower bond in sex abuse case, The Leaf-Chronicle, 7/6/09 (Jonathan Tyler Giles)

Christa Brown's saga resonates more for me now that I'm a mother, Austin American-Statesman, 7/4/09

Former minister charged with rape, abuse, The Richmond Register, 7/3/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

Former youth minister indicted on sex-related charges, The State Journal, 7/2/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

Former youth minister arrested for sex abuse, WKYT, 7/2/09 (Gordon Lunceford)(with video)

Former youth minister accused of underage sex crimes, WLEX-TV (Lexington, KY) , 7/2/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

Richmond man indicted on sex-related charges, Lexington Herald-Leader, 7/2/09 (Gordon Lunceford)

Youth volunteer at Knox County church charged with child rape, The Tennessean, 7/1/09 (Randall Thomas Hollifield, "youth pastor" at New Beverly Baptist Church)

Church worker accused of sex acts with pre-teen boy; photos found, Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/30/09 (Randall Thomas Hollifield)

Youth pastor faces sex charges, The Tennessean, 6/26/09 (Jonathan Tyler Giles)

SBC messengers sever ties with Texas church over gay members, ABP, 6/23/09

Baptist church director resigns after he's linked to child porn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/22/09 (First Baptist of St. Charles, MO)

Children's director at St. Charles church resigns amidst child porn investigation, KSDK, 6/22/09 (First Baptist of St. Charles, MO)(with video)

Grand jury indicted Rodgerson, Kirksville Daily Express (MO), 6/22/09 (Aaron Rodgerson on a failure to report charge. Child's father was associate pastor at same church.)

Missionary kids abused sexually, Washington Times, 6/21/09 ("Nearly 7 percent of former missionary children said they were sexually abused during their elementary-school years.")

Rodgerson indicted on two counts, KTVO (Missouri), 6/20/09 (Aaron Rodgerson - failure to report)

Baptist ministers facing sex charges appear in court, ABP, 6/19/09 (Robert M. Black / William Frank Brown / David Pierce)

Trial date set for pastor accused, St. Joseph News-Press, 6/19/09 (Robert M. Black)

Police: Sexual assault case against Jacksonville man nearly complete, Jacksonville Patriot, 6/18/09 (Tyson Norsworthy)(middle-school coach at the school connected with Sylvan Hills First Baptist in Sherwood, Arkansas)(see also cases about Tim Ballard, the high-school principal)

Former Waco-area pastor indicted on child sex charges, KWTX, 6/17/09 (William Frank Brown)

Former Bellmead pastor indicted in repeated sexual assault of child, Waco Tribune, 6/17/09 (William Frank Brown)

Former Kingston pastor pleads no contest in teen molestation case, Citizens Voice (Ohio), 6/16/09 (Brian Nieswender)

Jacksonville pastor begins prison sentence, Florida Times-Union, 6/11/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Ex-pastor sentenced on sex charges, News4Jax, 6/11/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Former Pastor Gilyard gets three years in prison, FirstCoastNews, 6/11/09 (Darrell Gilyard)(with video)

Appeals court upholds convictions of Baptist Foundation of Arizona officials, ABP, 6/11/09

Book says SBC lacks system of preventing sexual abuse, ABP, 6/9/09

Youth minister faces sex charges, WSMV-Nashville, 6/9/09 (Timothy Felts)

The Preacher's Wife (Update), CBS 48 Hours, 6/9/09 (Matt Baker)

Pierce due in court again, Benton Courier, 6/8/09 (David Pierce)

Westminster youth worker accused of assault, Denver Post, 6/4/09 (Gordon McLees)

Man involved with Boy Scouts accused of sexual assault, 9News/KUSA-TV, 6/4/09 (James Gordon McLees)

Officials: Waco area sees recent rash of sex crimes against children, Waco Tribune-Herald, 6/3/09 ("Recent statistics show just 10 percent of the sexual abuse against children is actually reported.")

Finland charges Rwandan suspect, BBC News, 6/1/09 (Francois Bazaramba)

Lawsuit claims church workers were fired for being women, Austin American-Statesman, 5/30/09

Preacher did 5 years on charges of sodomy, Sand Mountain Reporter, 5/26/09 (Billy Masters)

DeKalb County preacher arrested on sex abuse charges, WHNT News 19, 5/22/09 (Billy Masters)

Former rising star preacher pleads guilty to molestation, Associated Baptist Press, 5/21/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Former Shiloh pastor pleads guilty to molesting teen, FirstCoastNews, 5/21/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Ex-pastor pleads guilty to sex charges, News4Jax, 5/21/09 (Darrell Gilyard)(with video)

Former Jacksonville pastor pleads guilty, will get 3 years, Florida Times-Union, 5/21/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Documentary featuring Minerva HS teacher to be shown May 26, Tni-News (Ohio), 5/20/09

Prosecutors subpoena Matt Baker's school records, preparing for murder trial, Waco Tribune-Herald, 5/20/09 (Matt Baker) (with links to many more Matt Baker articles)

Victims of missionary school seek healing through new film, Akron Beacon Journal, 5/16/09 ("We are survivors and we just want the church to be the church. We have been hurt and the job of the church is to love us, to care for us and to show compassion.'')

Former Huffman High band director pleads guilty in student sex case, Birmingham News, 5/14/09 (Patrick Jerome Whitehead)

Huffman High band director pleads guilty, FOX 6 (Alabama), 5/14/09 (Patrick Whitehead / 16th Street Baptist, Birmingham)

Baptist church sticking by pastor facing sex charges, ABP, 5/7/09 (Robert Black / David Pierce / Steven Haney)(One week brings news of child sex charges on 3 Southern Baptist ministers.)

Charges filed against ex-music minister, Baptist Press, 5/7/09 (David Pierce)

Man who served as music minister at Benton church faces dozens of child sex charges, Associated Press (KFSM News 5), 5/7/09 (David Pierce)

Pierce's charges growing, Benton Courier, 5/6/09 (David Pierce)

Most charges dropped in Missouri ritual sex abuse cases, AP (Kansas City Star), 5/4/09

Cornerstone church controversy continues, KRDO News Channel 13 (Colorado Springs), 5/3/09

Former church volunteer pleads guilty to molestation, Yakima Herald-Republic, 5/1/09 (Jerry Ray Ketzenburg)

Woman settles lawsuit against Jacksonville pastor, church, Florida Times-Union, 4/30/09 (Darrell Gilyard / Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church)

Former Southern Baptist pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse, ABP, 4/30/09 (Steven C. Haney / David Pierce)("Brown asked Southern Baptist leaders to create a national database of clergy convicted, admitted or credibly accused of sexual abuse and create an independent review board to receive and investigate allegations of sexual misconduct.... [T]he SBC Executive Committee opted against the proposal, saying the convention lacked authority to investigate local churches. Time magazine ranked that denial one of the top 10 'under-reported' stories of the year.")

Native woman wins unprecedented case, Argus Leader, 4/30/09 (new theory of recovery on sexual assault for Native Americans)

Former Cordova pastor pleads guilty to sex charges involving boys, Memphis Commercial Appeal, 4/29/09 (Steven C. Haney)

"Outed" blogger sues sheriff, prosecutor's office, ABP, 4/29/09 (FBC-Jacksonville)

Interviews continue in Pierce case, Benton Courier, 4/29/09 (David Pierce)

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault in Franklin County, WDBJ-7 (Roanoke, VA), 4/29/09 (Dean Harold Stone)(see also Vinton church members accused of child abuse, WSLS-10, 11/13/08)

Former church leaders plead in sex crimes, Roanoke Times, 4/29/09 (Dan Silverman & Dean Stone)

Judge to Pierce: No contacts, Benton Courier, 4/28/09 (David Pierce)

Former Vinton Asst. Pastor pleads no contest in child sexual abuse case, WSLS-10 (VA), 4/28/09 (Dan Silverman)(see also Vinton church members accused of child abuse, 11/13/08)

Group protests against former pastor, News4Jax, 4/28/09 (Darrell Gilyard)("We see time and time again victims or witnesses or whistleblowers who have information that could help prosecutors but tend to stay silent.")

Group protests against former pastor, WJXT-TV ((MSNBC), 4/28/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

3 more claim abuse by former minister, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/28/09 (David Pierce)

Prominent Ark. music minister arrested for sexual indecency with a minor, ABP, 4/27/09 (David Pierce)

Sexual charge filed against Ark. minister, Baptist Press, 4/27/09 (David Pierce)

Pierce set for bond hearing, Benton Courier, 4/27/09 (David Pierce)

Blogger sues after Jacksonville cops out him to First Baptist, Florida Times-Union, 4/27/09 (FBC-Jacksonville)

South Miami-Dade pastor pleads guilty to stalking teen, Miami Herald, 4/26/09 (Chester Mulligan)

Benton choir minister arrested for sexual indecency with a child, KTHV-TV, 4/25/09 (David Pierce)

A Benton music minister arrested, accused of sexual abuse, KATV - Little Rock, 4/24/09 (David Pierce)

Former EC pastor enters guilty plea to stalking, Post-Tribune, 4/23/09 (Chester Mulligan)

Former E.C. pastor sentenced for stalking, sex charges dropped, The Times (Northwest Indiana), 4/22/09 (Chester Mulligan)

Historic African-American church focus of sex-abuse scandal, ABP, 4/20/09 (Patrick Jerome Whitehead - 16th Street Baptist Church)

Huffman high school band director arrested for sexual abuse, ABC 33/40 News, 4/19/09 (Patrick Jerome Whitehead - 16th Street Baptist Church)

Huffman band director arrested on sexual abuse charges, The Birmingham News, 4/18/09 (Patrick Jerome Whitehead - 16th Street Baptist Church)

Pastor charged in beating of woman, Kansas City Star, 4/17/09 (Alfred F. White)

Authorities expose blogger who has been hounding FBC-Jacksonville, ABP, 4/15/09

Cantu suspect cries in court as charges read, CBS-13 (CA), 4/14/09 (Melissa Huckaby)

Teacher arrested after body of girl pupil, 8, is found in suitcase, The Times, 4/13/09 (Melissa Huckaby)

Suspect in Tracy slaying is church-going mom, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/12/09 (Melissa Huckaby)

Parents shocked as accused minister coached girls' basketball, Fox-4-KC (MO), 4/11/09 (Robert Black)

Experts: Pastor online sex case should raise red flags for parents, WDAF-TV (Kansas City, MO), 4/10/09 (Robert Black) (135 kids became "friends" with online 40-yr-old stranger. "It's anybody" ... "This being a pastor shows us that.... you can't pick them out, it's not written on their heads.")

Former pastor convicted of child molestation, ABC-30 (CA), 4/10/2009 (John Bonine)

Local youth minister charged with sexual assault, Monticello Live (Arkansas), 4/10/09 (Jason Beck)

Missouri minister accused of using Facebook account to entice girl for sex, Kansas City Star, 4/9/09 (Robert M. Black)

Unmasked blogger blames First Baptist, Sheriff's Office, The Florida Times-Union, 4/9/09 (FBC-Jacksonville)

Pastor hopes church can heal after sex allegations, The Tennessean, 4/8/09 (Matthew M. Jernigan)

Principal charged in sex abuse of 11-year-old girl, CBS-2 Chicago, 4/8/09 (Daniel R. Pirozzi)(Bibilical Baptist Church Academy)

Former Texas pastor Matt Baker indicted in wife's 2006 death, ABC 20/20, 4/6/09 (Matt Baker)

Pastor faces sex misconduct charges, 4/3/09 (Daniel J. Moore)

Former Baptist pastor indicted on murder charge, Associated Baptist Press, 4/3/09 (Matt Baker)

Bellmead Baptist minister arrested in sexual assault case involving two children, 4/2/09 (William Frank Brown)

Youth pastor accused of having sex with 16-year-old, 4/1/09 (Scott Dewayne Wright)

Former pastor arrested for sexual abuse of a child, 3/31/09 (William Frank Brown)(with video)

New probe into Rwandan genocide suspect case, YLE Television News (Finland), 3/30/09

Making the best of a pastor scandal, Indianapolis Star, 3/30/09 (Jerry Hillenburg)(comparison to handling of similar pastor scandals in Indiana Episcopal and Assembly of God churches)

Hope Baptist pastor Rev. Jerry Hillenburg accused of sexual harassment, Indianapolis Star, 3/29/09 (Jerry Hillenburg)

Local man indicted in death of wife, Kerrville Daily Times, 3/27/09 (Matt Baker)

Former Waco-area pastor indicted on murder charge in wife's death, Waco Tribune, 3/26/09 (Matt Baker)

Matt Baker surrenders to authorities, 3/26/09 (Matt Baker)

Minister from The Village accused in teen sex, The Oklahoman, 3/26/09 (Doug Davis)

Village Baptist Church youth pastor arrested on rape complaints, The Oklahoman, 3/25/09 (Doug Davis)

Grand jury hears testimony in case of pastor accused of killing wife, 3/25/09 (Matt Baker)

Ex-pastor indicted for wife's murder surrenders, KXXV-TV News Channel 25, 3/25/09 (Matt Baker)(with video)

Pastor accused of rape in court this week, WAAY-TV (Alabama), 3/23/09 (Robin Beets of Valley Baptist in Giles County, TN)

'All God's Children,' EthicsDaily, 3/19/09

Elgin pastor: Judge finds him guilty of spanking girl during weekly counseling sessions, Chicago Tribune, 3/19/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Spankings of member's child earn Baptist pastor battery conviction, ABP, 3/19/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Ex-Elgin pastor convicted of battery for spanking girl, Daily Herald (Chicago), 3/18/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Minister in spanking case: Alleged victim testifies about beatings, Chicago Tribune, 3/18/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Probation continued for former minister, The Telegraph (Illinois), 3/18/09 (Jeffrey D. Heberlein)

Minister indicted for child indecency, KXAN-Austin, 3/17/09 (Jay Lynn Robertson)

Elgin preacher accused of spanking sessions with 12-year-old girl, Daily Herald (Chicago), 3/17/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Teen: Pastor spanked her for 'lying' about abuse, Chicago Tribune, 3/17/09 (Daryl Bujak)

Jacksonville church was aware of pastor's sexual misconduct, insurer claims, Florida Times-Union, 3/13/09 (Darrell Gilyard)

Judge delays sentencing of ex-church worker on sex charges, The Ledger, 3/12/09 (Marshal Seymour)

Former Baptist deacon charged with attempted robbery of South Carolina bank, ABP, 2/27/09 (Bruce Lee Windsor)

No criminal check on Minneapolis choir director accused of sexual assault, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), 2/26/09 (Gregory B. Washington)(Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church & Zion Baptist Church)

Man sentenced to prison for sex with student, 2/24/09 (Shane Flournoy)

TSD employee pleads guilty, FOX 7 News Austin, 2/23/09 (Shane Flournoy)(video)

Much interest shown in site: Church for sale , London Free Press (Ontario), 2/23/09 (Royden Wood and Ambassador Baptist Church)

Paulk lawsuit appeal, Fox 5 Atlanta, 2/16/09 (Earl Paulk)(with links to many more Paulk-related articles)

Lawsuit reveals ministerial ethics breach at prominent Baptist church, EthicsDaily, 2/12/09 (First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, FL)

Hyde Park Baptist found liabile for damages in abuse on 1-yr-old child, 1/31/09 (Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, TX)

Former Bloomington substitute teacher gets 20 years for child porn, Bloomington Pantagraph, 1/30/09 (James C. Love)(see also 5/19/07)

Former Owasso church staff member arrested on sex abuse charge, 1/29/09 (Sean David Whisenhunt)

Former pastor sentenced for sexually abusing teen girls, Galesburg Register-Mail, 1/28/09 (Jonathon C. Powell)

Former youth minister pleads guilty to sending explicit emails to teen, ABP, 1/27/09 (David Esarey)

Youth worker admits sending explicit e-mails, Connecticut Post, 1/27/09 (David Esarey)

Former pastor pleads guilty in sex abuse cases, WREX (Rockford, IL), 1/26/09 (Jonathon C. Powell)

Pastor Ted Haggard faces more accusations, AP (FoxNews), 1/24/09

Former youth worker pleads guilty to molestation charge, ABP, 1/22/09 (Marshal Seymour)

Seymour pleads guilty to molestation, avoids trial, 1/21/09 (Marshal Seymour)

Jurors chosen for molestation trial, The Ledger, 1/20/09 (Marshal Seymour)

Minister accused of sex abuse, Pine Bluff Commercial (Arkansas), 1/17/09 (Leroy Spears Jr.)

Ex-minister accused of violating probation again, The Telegraph (Illinois), 1/16/09 (Jeffrey D. Heberlein)

Former Greene pastor charged with probation violation, Journal Courier (Jacksonville, IL), 1/16/09 (Jeffrey D. Heberlein)

Victim recounts clergy abuse in Southington, The Herald (New Britain, CT), 1/15/09 (James J. McCoy)

Accused minister worked at Union and Owasso schools, KTUL - News Channel 8 (Oklahoma), 1/15/09 (Sean David Whisenhunt - see 1/29/2009 article)

Waleetka pastor charged with abusing kids, KOKO-5 (Oklahoma City), 1/14/09 (Marvin Lowe)

Former minister to serve 11 years in prison, The Roanoke Times, 1/10/09 (Hawthorne Reed, Jr.)

Wildwood pastor charged with sexual battery, Central Florida News 13, 1/10/09 (Michael Kennedy)

Sex offender may stay on probation for life, The Gazette (Colorado), 1/5/09 (Jon Moore)

One-time Sunday school teacher sentenced for sexual assault, KKTV (Colorado), 1/5/09 (Jon Moore) (see also Ex-pastor to spend holidays in jail)