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Gospel singer pleads guilty to child porn

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Terry

Bluff City, TN

#1 Feb 17, 2014
Does anyone know if this is the same Ben Swiger that sings with a group called Mercy's Reflection, recently charged and pleaded guilty to child porn charges, I saw it on the news and wondered if it was him, does anyone know? I feel sorry for the family, Google Ben Swiger child pornography and you can find it online as well. I saw them sing at lamplight about a year ago, hard to believe...
Awwwwwful

Kingsport, TN

#2 Feb 17, 2014
Terry wrote:
Does anyone know if this is the same Ben Swiger that sings with a group called Mercy's Reflection, recently charged and pleaded guilty to child porn charges, I saw it on the news and wondered if it was him, does anyone know? I feel sorry for the family, Google Ben Swiger child pornography and you can find it online as well. I saw them sing at lamplight about a year ago, hard to believe...
I don't know how you came up with a connection such as this, but you need to check yourself. I see no one named Ben on their page. What kind of crap are you trying to start?
Ray

Kingsport, TN

#3 Feb 18, 2014
Awwwwwful wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how you came up with a connection such as this, but you need to check yourself. I see no one named Ben on their page. What kind of crap are you trying to start?
You can Google the name, and it does come up. This one is age 28, with an address of Ridgeview Drive. I don't know why you were not able to find it, plain as day.
Terry

Salisbury, NC

#4 Feb 18, 2014
Not starting anything, it is awful that someone anyone at all would do this, it's in the news and I had heard the group and visited their website and fb page before and always remembered them having a Ben swiger in the group, facts are facts people, and yes he is nowhere to be found now of course I'm sure, but they did have a member by that name and that's only a fact, you can google Ben swiger and mercy's reflection and see that!!! It's in the news, not starting anything at all, I was hoping it may not be that one is all but now that he has disappeared I'm sure they removed any trace of him at all or tried to...once it hits the news you can't deny it and after they plead guilty even, come on now, don't know any of them personally but I remember even liking the singing I attended, I was shocked to say the least when I saw the news, bye!
Huh

Bluff City, TN

#5 Feb 18, 2014
I searched and saw it, is it the same guy? I hadn't heard about it, but am prayin for the family and group if that's the same guy. Don't know any of them, but oh my gosh! I don't think Terry was trying to start anything, but trying to find out if it was the guy or not! Awwwful...it sounds like what Terry is saying struck a cord with you, your making it sound like it's true even if it's not, you apparently know something?!?!?! Sad situation to say the least...praying
Kevin

Bluff City, TN

#6 Feb 18, 2014
Awwwwwful wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how you came up with a connection such as this, but you need to check yourself. I see no one named Ben on their page. What kind of crap are you trying to start?
I saw it on the news but didn't know he sang w a gospel group, who are they? Never heard of them?
Emily

Salisbury, NC

#7 Feb 19, 2014
I saw it on the news and heard about it from reputable sources and knew months ago and yea he is a former member, I know the group and family! This is a private matter and needs to stay that way! Topix is good for nothing but trouble and idle gossip! Don't talk about them, how about we all pray for them!
Jessica

Fairview, NC

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Who cares! All people say they are something else and are truly another behind closed doors ie Christians especially from my experience, however if this is true or not true the group could make a statement of some sort to clear their name and shut everyone up about it, they could have found this out and that's why he disappeared or whatever, but I don't see a Ben on the page but can google and find images of them with different members than what is on the fb page and website and the name Ben Swiger and Mercy's Reflections does bring up some related topics and I just wondered to myself why I even care enough to look, just human I guess, lol, could be the wrong name to be associated with at this time or not true at all, who knows. That's all this redneck Barbie has to say about that jack, lol! Peace!
Ray

Kingsport, TN

#9 Feb 19, 2014
Emily wrote:
I saw it on the news and heard about it from reputable sources and knew months ago and yea he is a former member, I know the group and family! This is a private matter and needs to stay that way! Topix is good for nothing but trouble and idle gossip! Don't talk about them, how about we all pray for them!
It is not a private matter when someone is in possession of child porn. It is not idle gossip to let others know about this. You may know this man, but now others do too. People need to know who these perverts are so they can protect their children.
Emily

Fairview, NC

#10 Feb 19, 2014
Ray wrote:
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It is not a private matter when someone is in possession of child porn. It is not idle gossip to let others know about this. You may know this man, but now others do too. People need to know who these perverts are so they can protect their children.
I agree Ray! Him being in a gospel group just makes it that much worse, this I know, but I can see your point of view. I have 2 young daughters and would want to know as well! Maybe they should make a statement! This apparently is out and yes if it were anyone else I would say it needed to be! Just always seemed like such nice people and all and I hate this has happened at all.
Gasbag

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 19, 2014
Emily wrote:
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I agree Ray! Him being in a gospel group just makes it that much worse, this I know, but I can see your point of view. I have 2 young daughters and would want to know as well! Maybe they should make a statement! This apparently is out and yes if it were anyone else I would say it needed to be! Just always seemed like such nice people and all and I hate this has happened at all.
Well shoot me dead if you disagree, but I have found many of these "Gospel Singing Groups" are in it for the money, hands down. Maybe they started out on the right track, but since they found a source of revenue from it, it has become absurd. When the Word becomes a way of making money from it, it is then a mockery of Christianity, just like the high roller fake preachers on TV. I must admit, I've seen no real connection of the porn guy to the group so far, only hearsay. If anyone has proof, let's see it.
Diesel purse

Cowpens, SC

#12 Feb 20, 2014
Gasbag wrote:
<quoted text>Well shoot me dead if you disagree, but I have found many of these "Gospel Singing Groups" are in it for the money, hands down. Maybe they started out on the right track, but since they found a source of revenue from it, it has become absurd. When the Word becomes a way of making money from it, it is then a mockery of Christianity, just like the high roller fake preachers on TV. I must admit, I've seen no real connection of the porn guy to the group so far, only hearsay. If anyone has proof, let's see it.
Nice name...more like douch bag! Lol! Shouldn't the issue be the guy distributed child porn, not whether or not he is connected to this group or not any way, why are more people concerned with that in the first place
Lee

Cowpens, SC

#13 Feb 20, 2014
I must admit that their are google images of this group if you search images. Some of the pictures are not of the current members so maybe one of those guys are him. Also when I searched and entered "Ben Swiger Mercy's Reflection" some kind of YouTube link came up showing member names and his name is in it, but the link is dead now! We have to protect the children.
Lee

Cowpens, SC

#14 Feb 20, 2014
Hope this helps!

http://crossanchorsingings.com/photos.htm

Must be one of the two dark haired guys because they are now gone from the new pictures on the website and fb page. This is what I have ran across in my searching, being a victim of abuse as a child this really hits home for me. It's very sad, but just like the catholic priests who prey on young boys nothing shocks me anymore. I think it is the same guy due to another picture I found online as well. It's another picture of the one same guy with them and one is gone! I'm not sure which would be him! Just google Mercy's Reflection in google images and they come up, at the least there has been a member change at some point it's obvious. I hope this guy gets the help he needs either way.
Bang bang gas bag

Cowpens, SC

#15 Feb 20, 2014
http://mercysreflection.wordpress.com/meet-th...

You wanted proof!

Stop taking up for this sick perverted man and his group! If they were smart they would distance themselves far and wide from him! If they have well good for them, but seriously that group needs a revamp and clean start with a new name in my book! Don't know them, don't know him, just my opinion people!!!!!
Gasbag

Kingsport, TN

#16 Feb 20, 2014
Bang bang gas bag wrote:
http://mercysreflection.wordpr ess.com/meet-the-group/
You wanted proof!
Stop taking up for this sick perverted man and his group! If they were smart they would distance themselves far and wide from him! If they have well good for them, but seriously that group needs a revamp and clean start with a new name in my book! Don't know them, don't know him, just my opinion people!!!!!
I reckon that is proof enough! I was never taking up for anyone, just stressing the point that many of these singing groups are phony Christians in disguise in the first place, making money off it. Thanks for the link.
Stephen

Hickory, NC

#17 Feb 21, 2014
Momma always said if you don't have anything good to say then say nothing at all! BUT, In this case it is a matter of information not idle gossip. It WAS on the news and he pleaded guilty! He WAS a member of this group! He has been replaced, but to this group I'd say whoever leads this group needs to come out with a statement! This situation could really hurt them and once word spreads could be the end of the group! If they don't want that they need to be honest and clear their names from this issue loud and clear! I say be what you sing about and make an announcement about this! To the family I say you have my deepest sympathy and I'd hope that this man can get help which he needs. Don't criticize him, help him! The REAL issue is the distribution of child porn. The article clearly states he admits he is addicted to it, which I don't understand, but he clearly needs real help! This is highly offensive and not right no matter how you twist it! I also agree with an earlier statement, I'd change my name because everytime someone searches this issue the guy and the group will ALWAYS be linked together through internet links...ALWAYS! I do know of one of the group members, I don't know the guy or his family, but know of him, this is just what I would suggest needs to happen. Tongues are wagging all around, silence it and move on is my suggestion! Take it or leave it...I heard about it through a Facebook post actually and searched the name and then found this on topix...trying to help and offer advice in any amount I can. God Bless those affected by this situation!
Haha

Conover, NC

#18 Feb 22, 2014
One other member ain't no angel! I did not know this! Thanks for sharing. This is hilarious! I CANNOT believe that the one I'm speaking of is actually singing gospel music! Haha that's a joke!!!
Stop pretending that you live a golden life and get a clue, everyone knows how you REALLY are! WOW!!!
Shannon

Conover, NC

#19 Feb 23, 2014
Topix is for cowards. If your not afraid to speak your mind why not post your real names and phone numbers so everyone can discuss this issue without the hooplah! The things I see on topix is insane!
Shera

Newton, NC

#20 Feb 24, 2014
Who cares??? It's a disgusting man who sings in a little Podunk group! It's not like these people are famous by any means! The problem seems to be the issue of child porn and why the group is staying silent about it...did they know? That should be the only thing on here anyway!!! Otherwise shut up idiots!

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