Joel Hodges • Paul Johnson • M. Kapyola • Jaison Kollannur • Charles Laub • Jack Lawlor • Samuel Lyte
Charged: Joel Kent Hodges, 31, former “contemporary worship leader,” Gardendale-Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Gardendale, Alabama, with felony solicitation of a child by computer and traveling to meet a child for sex, also a felony. Story: North Jefferson News, January 2, 2013; WBRC, January 17, 2013. Just a few weeks after Hodges’s arrest, Gardendale-Mount Vernon’s pastor, Terry Greer, was arrested and charged with the shooting death of his wife. See backstory here and here. (more…)
Bill Albaugh • David Keith Benson • Emilson Soares Corrâa • Crystal Dycus
Marukudiyil C. Velan • Michael Wilkerson • Unnamed pastor, Judah African Revival Mission Church
Charged: William Steven “Bill” Albaugh, 67, Roman Catholic deacon, St. Joseph Church, Fullerton, Nottingham (Baltimore County), Maryland, with one count of possession of child pornography, according to the Baltimore County Police Department, which reports: “Detectives began the investigation last month when Verizon Online notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that one of its subscribers had stored images of child pornography on the online ‘cloud’ storage system. … The investigation shows that Albaugh saved images of child (more…)
Charles Agbu • Mary Ann Aten • Caesar Belchez • Edward Belczak • Julius C. Blackwelder
Isaac Brooks • Romey Coles, Jr. • Archie Larue Evans • Peter Hesketh • Rose Hinson
Paul Haskell Lane / Katherine Hope Lane • Peter Nitschke • Demario Thomas
Sonya “Cheri” Tucker • Pam West • Paul Wolfe
Guilty plea: Charles Agbu, 58, pastor, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Carson, California, “to conspiring with doctors, the operators of fraudulent medical clinics, street-level patient recruiters, and others to defraud Medicare of more than $11 million,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Copping to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of money laundering, Agbu “faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine” at his scheduled sentencing on May 16, 2013. Co-conspirator Dr. Juan Tomas Van Putten is scheduled for (more…)
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When the news broke on the 18th that Christine Shreeve Hubbs — the Livermore, California, Mormon mom who plied two young boys with gifts and then had sex with each (the first reportedly her daughter’s boyfriend, and the second reportedly a patsy used to make the first boy jealous when he started pulling away from the shameless old cougar) — had been released from prison and was busted again less than a week later on a parole violation, we had no idea what sort of violation it was. Now, we know — but the parole violation is nothing compared to the rest of the story that’s just now emerging. If this is accurate, it’s almost as sick as anything that’s come before in the Hubbs saga, and highly disturbing. (more…)
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One of the most irritating things about Mormon missionaries — aside, that is, from their very existence on our doorstep — is the audacity of the church in sending 19-year-old punks, one-half to one-third our ages — yet who insist on being called “Elder” (bitch, please) — with no life experience and no understanding whatsoever of the drug they’re pushing, to our homes to tell us how to live.
Irritation turns to alarm when it appears that one of these pimple-faced but neatly-scrubbed punks might be a child rapist — and one so adept at Lying for the Lord that he was able to hide his crimes well enough to get that all-coveted temple recommend, maintain his “priesthood,” and wind up on our doorstep. (more…)
Ironically, a post we made in 2011 ended with this: “Unless something bizarre happens while she serves her sentence, this is the probably the last you’ll hear of Chrissy Hubbs until 2016 — or maybe 2013, if she’s a good girl… for a change.”
Well, she made it to 2013 without warranting a mention from us — but it looks like she just can’t stop being a very bad girl… (more…)
Michael Agrippine • Jason Asthana • William Brewer • Stanley Brown • William Butcher • Stephen Corcoran • Matthew Cross • Jason Freeman • Vance Hein • Scott Herrick • Glenn Jordan • Glen Matteson • James Mobley • Edward Orenchuk III • Stephen Perry • Brian David Robbins • David Watkins
In “honor” of the Boy Scouts of America wimping out on the decision of whether or not to allow gay adults to work as scoutmasters and in other volunteer positions (no, the weaselly non-decision to allow local units to decide if they want to continue to discriminate on a whim is not good enough), and in response to the professional homophobes attempting to muster hysteria about the Boy Scouts becoming a den of pedophiles if gay men are allowed to serve (the BSA is a den of pedophiles and always has been, without any involvement by openly gay adults), we hereby present this extra-long rundown of perverts and alleged perverts to emerge from the ranks of the BSA… recently, that is. (Of course, we’ve been following the BSA’s perv epidemic for some time… And just wait until we start reviewing the names we’re only now finding in the BSA’s own Perversion Files.) (more…)
Jerry Duane Barham and Melissa Renee Loman • John Crews • Robert Coles
Keith William Dutson, Jr. • Lindsay Hutchinson • Jeremy Pierce • Unnamed South African pastor
Arrested: Jerry Duane Barham, 66, pastor, Grace Fellowship New Testament Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Melissa Renee Loman, 33, by the FBI in a federal child pornography investigation, according to KOCO, which notes: “There are very few details because the affidavit is sealed. It will not be unsealed until formal charges are filed, investigators said.” It appears that Barham’s wife, Sydney, is co-pastor of the church. Story: KOCO, February 8, 2013 (more…)
Fredd Adams • Jacques Faucher • Richard Lee • Thomas L. McLaughlin
Mic Mohler • Arturo Tenorio • Unnamed Catholic school teacher, Chichester, U.K.
Sentenced: Fredd B. Adams II, a.k.a. Freddie Bob Adams, Jr., pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church, San Angelo, Texas; owner, Adams & Starks Funeral Homes; and, until his resignation in January, San Angelo City Council member; to 10 days in jail, seven years’ probation, 160 hours’ community service, and a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to felony drunk driving. The Standard-Times reports that Adams “has been embroiled in legal problems since late last year, when he was arrested on allegations of drunken driving. No court date has been set for his most recent arrest Nov. 18. Previous (more…)
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The music is a bit Faux News-style melodramatic, but this short news report (with part 2 on ABC 4/Salt Lake City tomorrow night, February 5th) is worth the watch; until you hear victims speak, it’s often difficult to imagine their very real agony. (more…)
We’re always grateful to right-wingers who save us a lot of time and trouble by broadcasting their hypocrisy for the world to see.
Take Dennis Fauchier of Los Banos, California, for example. He’s a devout Mormon who’s found a long-distance girlfriend through online dating, and seems pleased as punch to sit down for an interview about it with the Los Banos Enterprise.
He’s also divorced.
But here’s the real kicker: Before entering Splitsville, Population Two (six, if you count his kids), he donated a hundred bucks to Proposition 8, presumably in order to preserve (or is it protect?) (more…)
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Isidro Zavala makes us wish we believed in Outer Darkness.
Marco was 11 and Eduardo was 12… (more…)
Kenneth Neal Allen • Daniel Ivan Ashby • Chukwuemeka Ezeugo • Yoel Malik
Daryl Robertson • Jordan Roseboom • Ryan Whitaker
Sentenced: Kenneth Neal Allen, 36, former pastor, Grace Apostolic Church, East Prairie, Missouri, to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first degree child molestation, according to the Sikeston Standard Democrat. Allen was originally charged with three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy allegedly committed against three children under the age of 13, and possession of child pornography. Allen’s wife, Beth Lynnette Allen, still faces charges of (more…)
Broch DeGraff • Meredith Howard • Thad MacMoran • Christopher McKenzie
Efrain Umana, Sr. • Curtis Wehmeyer • Dustin Werneburg
Not guilty plea: Broch Clyde DeGraff, 27, Mormon “priest” and former kindergarten and pre-K teacher and soccer coach, Liahona Preparatory Academy, a private and extremely conservative Mormon charter school founded and owned by his father, Brent DeGraff, and stepmother, Kolleen DeGraff, Pleasant Grove, Utah; to one count of first-degree felony forcible sodomy and nine counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse allegedly committed against two 16-year-old girls, both Liahona students, with incidents allegedly occurring both on school property and in the (more…)
Luis Jose Cuevas • David Lawson • Juan Pablo Mata • Balázs Tarnai
Arturo Tenorio • Nechemya Weberman • Evan Zauder
Sentenced: Luis Jose Cuevas, 68, former parish priest, St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Long Beach, California, to five years’ probation, 40 hours’ community service, one year of sex-offender counseling, and sex-offender registration, following a no-contest plea to one felony count of lewd acts with a child and eight misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. Story: Conservative Babylon, July 31, 2012; NBC Southern California, January 23, 2013 (more…)
Brandon James Carter • Chuck Denton • Gary Doby / Kimberly Crain
William Hughes • Bobby Ervin Smith • Patrick Charles White
First entry and comments removed; we’ve got the mainstream news links, but we’re also getting some conflicting and confusing messages about the case. We’ll pick up the story later, once we find out what’s going on.
Guilty plea: Brandon James Carter, 33, former youth director & music minister, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Cherryville, North Carolina, to kidnapping (in exchange for dropping a charge of statutory rape) and indecent liberties with a minor, committed against a 13-year-old girl in 2004. The Gaston Gazette notes that Carter “was sentenced to less than two years in prison. Once released, Carver [sic] will be on probation for nearly three years and be added to the Sex Offender Registry for 30 years.” Story: Conservative Babylon, March 14, 2012; (more…)
Aaron Travis Beaird • Larry Bollinger • Christopher Crossno • Mark A. Lewis
Joseph Todd Neill • Donnie Snook • Michael Videau
Sentenced: Aaron Travis Beaird, 39, Mormon “priest” and insurance salesman, financial advisor & founder, Team Financial Services, Enumclaw, Washington; to seven years in prison, three years of supervised release, and restitution of more than $5.7 million, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.