Kanawha County pastor charged with 47...

Kanawha County pastor charged with 47 counts sexual abuse

There are 117 comments on the The Herald-Dispatch.com story from Sep 8, 2007, titled Kanawha County pastor charged with 47 counts sexual abuse. In it, The Herald-Dispatch.com reports that:

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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Vito

Charleston, WV

#101 Jul 7, 2012
A Grandmother wrote:
I don't actually know that much about how long DNA evidence lasts..(need to read up on it)..I know that things cant always be proved.. still.. there is always lie detector tests.. pretty accurate.. even though I understand they cant be used in court, it might show who is lying.. If a person REFUSED a test.. it might give an inkling as to why?..regardless.. you would think there would have to be real evidence to convict anybody. Who knows?
Lie detectors are not allowed in court because they are not reliable. Therefore a refusal to take would would not be a sign of guilt.
Earl

Brookneal, VA

#102 Jul 7, 2012
If the women in the church had serviced the Pastor this would have never happened. Church womens fault.
Vito

Charleston, WV

#103 Jul 7, 2012
Just Curious wrote:
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Good question. I've wondered that, myself. When people think "high-profile pastor", I doubt very seriously many pastors from West Virginia come to mind. I don't mean that as offensive to West Virginians, by no means. But I think you know what I mean. Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Joel Osteen, Jim Bakker, etc. come to my mind when I hear those 'words'.
As for Mike Lewis being considered "high-profile", I'm sure that excites him to pieces. I don't know if reporter Mike Waterhouse was asked to refer to him as "high-profile", or if it's just the fact that every time you turn around (or so it seems), Mike Lewis is contacting news outlets (television & newspaper), requesting they report about each new 'event' that arises in his life. I hope that doesn't sound 'mean', but it does seem to be the actual, factual truth.
You forgot TD Jakes
Someone

Alexandria, VA

#104 Mar 31, 2013
I was a part of the youth group for several years, i was a part of a lot of church functions,and yes i have been alone with pastor cook many of times as a kid,and NOT ONCE, has he laid a hand on me,i respect him and always have,,i think this is a bunch of rubbish, it has to deal with monwy and power over the church, Michal, or "Andy" what ever he wants to be called just wanted the church for himself and was mad because Sandy would not let him run it the way he wanted, so i scream BS! And yes i would tell the so called "victoms" to their face that they are full of it!
tomuch

Chicago, IL

#105 Mar 31, 2013
What if your wrong and he's guilty?
Someone

Alexandria, VA

#106 Mar 31, 2013
I know he is not, he was wrongfully accused, people can say what they want, he and i was very close i looked up to him and he was there for me, and helped me throuh some issues in my life as a child and teenager, if he did do the things he is being accused for ,,then why not me? I spent many hrs in his study alone, plenty of time to do whatever ,,but again i was never touched in that way,
In agreement

Belle, WV

#107 Mar 31, 2013
Someone wrote:
I was a part of the youth group for several years, i was a part of a lot of church functions,and yes i have been alone with pastor cook many of times as a kid,and NOT ONCE, has he laid a hand on me,i respect him and always have,,i think this is a bunch of rubbish, it has to deal with monwy and power over the church, Michal, or "Andy" what ever he wants to be called just wanted the church for himself and was mad because Sandy would not let him run it the way he wanted, so i scream BS! And yes i would tell the so called "victoms" to their face that they are full of it!
Yes Someone, you are right about the money. It's pretty obvious that's what important to them, or they wouldn't have all brought lawsuits.
Someone

Circleville, OH

#108 Mar 31, 2013
And i would have taken the stand on pastor Sandys behalf,, i was out of town for several years, and to come home to hear this really upsets me, i know the ones that acussed him of this ,i know them very well,,,,,,they want to lie just to get the church building and the people under their belts,,,, i hope that the real truth will come out and i will make it my priority to dig and get the real truth!
In agreement

Belle, WV

#109 Mar 31, 2013
Someone wrote:
And i would have taken the stand on pastor Sandys behalf,, i was out of town for several years, and to come home to hear this really upsets me, i know the ones that acussed him of this ,i know them very well,,,,,,they want to lie just to get the church building and the people under their belts,,,, i hope that the real truth will come out and i will make it my priority to dig and get the real truth!
Someone, I can't put my finger on who you are (cause I know them too, at least a couple of them) but I commend you for being passionate enough to speak out about this and hopefully you can dig for the real truth. Too bad it hasn't helped Sandy any at this point, but at least one of the accuser's was apparently caught up in some lies which resulted in his loss of pastorship at a church in Cedar Grove. Maybe things done spitefully to hurt others and steal their lives from them do come back around, eventually.
Someone

Circleville, OH

#110 Mar 31, 2013
In agreement wrote:
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Someone, I can't put my finger on who you are (cause I know them too, at least a couple of them) but I commend you for being passionate enough to speak out about this and hopefully you can dig for the real truth. Too bad it hasn't helped Sandy any at this point, but at least one of the accuser's was apparently caught up in some lies which resulted in his loss of pastorship at a church in Cedar Grove. Maybe things done spitefully to hurt others and steal their lives from them do come back around, eventually.
I don't want to make my name public just yet but I know who your talking about, and I know the truth will come out,
Will

Charlottesville, VA

#111 Mar 31, 2013
Blame Bush!
just saying

Charleston, WV

#112 Mar 31, 2013
Someone wrote:
I was a part of the youth group for several years, i was a part of a lot of church functions,and yes i have been alone with pastor cook many of times as a kid,and NOT ONCE, has he laid a hand on me,i respect him and always have,,i think this is a bunch of rubbish, it has to deal with monwy and power over the church, Michal, or "Andy" what ever he wants to be called just wanted the church for himself and was mad because Sandy would not let him run it the way he wanted, so i scream BS! And yes i would tell the so called "victoms" to their face that they are full of it!
really now cuz i went there for 12 years and well "Andy" was not like that, thats y he went of on his own and started his own church!!
just saying

Charleston, WV

#113 Mar 31, 2013
In agreement wrote:
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Someone, I can't put my finger on who you are (cause I know them too, at least a couple of them) but I commend you for being passionate enough to speak out about this and hopefully you can dig for the real truth. Too bad it hasn't helped Sandy any at this point, but at least one of the accuser's was apparently caught up in some lies which resulted in his loss of pastorship at a church in Cedar Grove. Maybe things done spitefully to hurt others and steal their lives from them do come back around, eventually.
that came out for no reason in front of the peolle when it should have been kept between him, his wife and the slut who did it!!
just saying

Charleston, WV

#114 Mar 31, 2013
cant wait to find out who you are cuz if you know the ones that good then you sure would know who i am!!
Someone

Circleville, OH

#115 Apr 1, 2013
Look, people, I'm not here to fight, you say you been there for 12 years,, well good for you,,,, I could care less
just saying

Charleston, WV

#116 Apr 1, 2013
im just taking up for the ones i was close with!! they wouldnt have made it up for no reason!! something happen and the truth will come out!!
Just remember

Belle, WV

#117 Apr 1, 2013
just saying wrote:
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that came out for no reason in front of the peolle when it should have been kept between him, his wife and the slut who did it!!
For every cow that's milked, there's a milker who enjoys reaping the benefits. While your friend that you were so close to may not have been the 'cow'(or 'slut', as you like to call her), he sure must've enjoyed the milk. Otherwise, I think he'd stayed and confronted his congregation instead of tucking tail and leaving, which church members said he did.

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