Victory Christian Center: When Child Rape is not Child Abuse

VCC Staff members charged with failure to follow mandatory reporting laws include Pastor Sharon Daugherty's son John and his wife Charica, bottom left. The five have been temporarily suspended pending the proceedings of the charges.

  Suppose you were the person a distraught girl sought out to report that a youth minister had raped her in the stairwell right before church services. Suppose that young girl was only 13. Suppose you were on staff at that Mega-church. What comfort would you have offered that child? What action might you have taken to [Read More...]

Murder repeats itself

Sarah.4.2011

This weekend marks the anniversary of the murder of Karly Sheehan. Had she not been killed by her mother’s boyfriend, Karly Sheehan would be celebrating the end of yet another year of elementary school. It’s easy to imagine Karly lugging around a backpack, chatting with classmates about her summer plans, which surely would include yet [Read More...]

The prayers of children: Who will answer?

Stuart Roberts

Chief of Police Stuart Roberts and I at last night’s presentation on child abuse in Pendleton, which included Bryan Clark of Guardian Center (affiliate of the National Children’s Alliance) and Linda Olsen and Joyce Turner from Children’s Protective Services. Olsen, district supervisor for the region noted that one-hundred and eighty-nine children were confirmed for abuse [Read More...]


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