Kanawha County pastor charged with 47 counts sexual abuse

Sep 8, 2007 Full story: The Herald-Dispatch.com 117

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County pastor was in jail Tuesday, facing 47 counts of sexually abusing at least three boys more than 10 years ago. via The Herald-Dispatch.com

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A Grandmother

Greenville, NC

#1 Sep 8, 2007
And you, yourself are only one remark away from these same accusations. The Salem Witch Trials all over again. I hope and pray this is truly investigated so that there is no doubt whatsoever, because I cannot believe the Sandy Cook that I knew would be guilty whatsoever. He was a fine christian young man. When is this going to end? Ten years ago? why not since then? It makes no sense. Do these men know each other? Is there money to be gained? I pray to God that this is not just another railroading of a person who has given his entire life to the good of the public. and the only reason being 'because they can'.
A Grandmother

Greenville, NC

#2 Sep 16, 2007
Or.. It has been suggested that these people may be involved in a drug rehab program.. and needing excuses of 'can't cope' to get more drugs. Surely not? Does anybody know? What kind of people are these who have accused this christian man?
sick of this

Northfork, WV

#3 Sep 17, 2007
How did they come up with 47 counts? Did the men document when this happened throughout their lives? Not sure about the drugs -
A Grandmother

Greenville, NC

#4 Sep 17, 2007
IS there even a drug rehab place IN the area of Belle? or Charleston,WV? If so.. have any of these accusers been part of a program? It might explain the accusations made against an innocent person.. to say they need the free drugs to 'get over' whatever they are saying?? I don't know.. But this has been suggested. They say you can continue to get pills (or whatever they give)if you claim you have some kind of emotional problem that caused you to get on drugs?.. I don't actually know this to be the truth..but it makes sense. It might explain (IF they are false) accusations coming out of the blue!???
A Grandmother

Greenville, NC

#5 Sep 23, 2007
Nobody seems to know...I hope somebody is checking these things out!
tired

Northfork, WV

#6 Sep 24, 2007
Maybe not drugs - but I am beginning to bend a little on my strong belief that he is guilty - but I still have sympathy for any victims and would support them. But maybe they wanted something from him that he refused to give so this is their revenge? But you also need to keep in mind that maybe he is guilty - we may think some people are wonderful but when the door closes, we don't really know them.
A Grandmother

Greenville, NC

#7 Sep 24, 2007
I was surprised..Even though I had faith in Sandy Cook.. on the other thread I think am seeing a motivefor 'why' these accusations would have been made!
Just Curious

Rockwall, TX

#8 Sep 24, 2007
Can I tell you all something? I do know (it is pretty well known throughout Sandy Cook's church, also) that Mike Lewis (other Pastor & alleged victim) wanted to take over the Shrewsbury Church of God a few years ago, but Sandy didn't feel that God was ready for he, himself, to leave.
Just Curious

Rockwall, TX

#9 Sep 24, 2007
Sandy & his mother (biologically, his grandmother) basically raised this young man. Sandy taught him about the Lord & also financially supported him. I don't mean to 'defame' anyone's character here, but that kid came from a home where his Mom had a 'new guy'(not his real Dad) & together, they had 2 children of their own. Mike was 'odd ball out'. He felt more comfortable living with the Cooks, because of course, they were able to show him more attention than he was getting from his Mom, Stepdad & 2 Step-brothers.
Just Curious

Rockwall, TX

#10 Sep 24, 2007
I do not want to divulge any info that Sandy's lawyer would not appreciate, but there is A LOT to this story.
Just Curious

Rockwall, TX

#11 Sep 24, 2007
In my heart, I feel that not getting money any longer from Sandy, & not getting the church, are motives on the alleged victims parts.
A Grandmother

Charleston, WV

#12 Oct 5, 2007
Just wondering.. Who IS Sandy Cooks lawyer? I hope and pray that he/she is a person like Mike Clifford (a lawyer in Charleston) who takes a real interest in what he is doing. I think there is nothing worse than having an attorney who is not truly interest in the truth of your case..The bible sure has a couple of things to say about lawyers that is not complimentary.. I pray in this case because I feel that good attention to it will show the innocence that I believe is there.
A Grandmother

Charleston, WV

#13 Oct 9, 2007
Anybody know? If so.. what do you know about him as an attorney?
A Grandmother

Charleston, WV

#14 Oct 10, 2007
A Grandmother wrote:
And you, yourself are only one remark away from these same accusations. The Salem Witch Trials all over again. I hope and pray this is truly investigated so that there is no doubt whatsoever, because I cannot believe the Sandy Cook that I knew would be guilty whatsoever. He was a fine christian young man. When is this going to end? Ten years ago? why not since then? It makes no sense. Do these men know each other? Is there money to be gained? I pray to God that this is not just another railroading of a person who has given his entire life to the good of the public. and the only reason being 'because they can'.
..........God bless this young man, Sandy Cook. May God deal with this pastor and these people of his congregation in TRUTH... and with compassion for those who repent.
A Grandmother

Charleston, WV

#15 Oct 13, 2007
I heard..from a reliable source, that TODAY would make the 40th day of a FORTY DAY FAST that Sandy Cook has endured to draw even closer to God. I would be interested in seeing the face of somebody else who would be willing to fast 40 days. This Godly man, and his family, deserves our prayers and help. How sad they must feel to know that this has been done to them..more for money and his position, than any other thing, I fear.
yeah right

Prestonsburg, KY

#16 Oct 13, 2007
fasting from what??? LITTLE BOYS
Just Curious

Rockwall, TX

#17 Oct 13, 2007
yeah right wrote:
fasting from what??? LITTLE BOYS
How old/young does a boy have to be, to be considered a 'LITTLE BOY'?
Smithersmouth

Charleston, WV

#18 Oct 13, 2007
yeah right wrote:
fasting from what??? LITTLE BOYS
I don't know who you are but you are a nasty perverted person to say something like that about a man of God. Shame on you is all I can say.
Smithersmouth

Charleston, WV

#19 Oct 13, 2007
And I am NOT at Jonben. I am visiting my mother. She wanted me to see this site. No more!
A Grandmother

Charleston, WV

#20 Oct 14, 2007
When was the last time anybody heard of a person FASTING for FORTY DAYS!!!!?? Did Mahatma Ghandi? I know that Moses did- twice.. and Christ Jesus.. Those are all I can remember. I commend Sandy Cook. Who else among us is willing..or able? Oh, I pray that God will intervene in this situation in a way that not a soul can doubt.

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