Pastor out on bond in molestation cas...

Pastor out on bond in molestation case w/ copy of State of Missouri...

There are 9 comments on the Joplin Globe story from Aug 25, 2007, titled Pastor out on bond in molestation case w/ copy of State of Missouri.... In it, Joplin Globe reports that:

“Kids don't want to tell you when something bad has happened.”

Promising "I won't tell if you don't," a church pastor, the Rev. Roy Curtis Huling, allegedly molested a young girl periodically for more than two years. via Joplin Globe

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#1 Aug 31, 2007
Don't believe everything you hear or read. Don't pass judgements until you know the facts. Instead of gossiping, why don't you pray for both families involved and let God take care of the rest? We are living in the last days and the devil is on the rampage for souls. Pray that he doesn't get yours!
In the neighborhood

United States

#2 Jun 28, 2009
It sounds like people can believe what they read now huh. The molester plead guilty to 1st degree child molestation. Another example of our police department in Duquesne doing their jobs.

United States

#3 Jun 30, 2009
Busy as a bee "in the neighborhood" or is it a busy body. Either way, it works.

Did you just spend all day Sunday looking up posts to comment on? Now just who is it that has too much time on their hands? I know you think the Duquesne police department walk on water, but come on, give credit where credit is due. The poor girl was finally able to trust someone enough to tell what happened to her and it wasn't the DPD she confided in. The Webb City police detained her molester at their station where he was interviewed by Children's Services and the Duquesne Police Department. So this is really an example of a young girls show of braveness. Without her coming forward, neither police department would have known of the abuse. But with the cooperation of the WPD, the DPD, Children's Services and this young girl, her molester was finally convicted.

Another example of our local police departments coming together and doing their jobs.
In the neighborhood

United States

#4 Jul 8, 2009
Jana, I look up post when I'm not working at my job. As far as Childrens Services they are wonderful but they did not get the confession from the preacher Duquesne Police Department did. Webb City is just where the interview took place. Duquesne arrested him when they were done not Webb City.

You just have a problem giving credit where credit is due. Webb City did not know of the abuse. Their facility was used for their video equipment and that is all.

The little girl was very brave in comming forward and I wish more of victims would look at her and see how brave a little girl could be and step forward and get this scum out of our neighborhoods.

So yes the DPD did a good job abd you can't even take that away.

United States

#5 Jul 8, 2009
If you hadn't been in such a darn hurry to show everyone how "smart" you are, you might have taken the time to read my post a little more thoroughly. I never said who the preacher confessed to or who arrested him, I said the VICTIM was able to confide in someone and it wasn't the DPD she initially talked to about it. And don't be naive. I'm sure the WCPD knew about the abuse when their facilities were being used to interview the preacher. His church was in their jurisdiction. Again, I never did say the WCPD arrest him.

What I did try to show was that the subsequent charges filed were a joint effort by 4 entities, the victim, Children's Services, WCPD and DPD.

And if I had tried to take credit away from the DPD, I wouldn'nt have commended ALL the departments and the victim in the last line of my post. YOU apparently have a problem giving credit where it's due. So next time, read my post correctly.

The way you talk, the DPD is faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, and can solve a crime faster than you can correctly read a post.
Sickened By This

Columbus, KS

#6 Sep 4, 2009

Docket Entry: Sentencing Hearing Held

Text: Defendant appears in person and with attorney Ross Rhoades. State appears by John Nicholas, APA. The State and Defense present evidence. The Sentencing Assessment report is discussed with Defendant. The plea agreement is accepted. Allocution granted. Judgment and sentence of the Court that the Defendant be committed to the Department of Corrections for a term of 8 years for the crime of Child Molestation-1st Degree, a Class B felony . In addition to the other costs in the case, judgment is entered in favor of the State and against the Defendant in the sum of $68.00 for the benefit of the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Judgment entered in favor of the State and against the Defendant for the sum of $50.00 for the benefit of the Jasper County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund. Defendant advised of rights under Rule 24.035. After investigation the Court finds no probable cause for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. So Ordered: David B. Mouton, Circuit Judge

Apache Junction, AZ

#7 Sep 4, 2009
This is so horrible! I wish Dean Dankleson would review the cases closer and file appropriate charges in cases instead of inflated charges. Dean I am very disappointed in your ability to do your job. Dick Godsey surely you were not fooled ..... I understand why he pled guilty and took the plea. As for David Mouton go set in his court room and just observe his countenance. He could care less about justice. He might as well be deaf, because he does not listen. This victim and her mother are related to me but I no longer consider them family. I am just sickened by this whole situation.
Sickened By This

Columbus, KS

#8 Sep 5, 2009
Maybe you did not read the Globe article.... here it is -

The allegations you make against the mother and victim "your former family" seem pretty hideous based on the fact Huling and HIS WIFE fully admit that he did this. Are you kidding me? Are you in church? Or are you just in denial?

Former pastor sentenced to prison

By Jeff Lehr

[email protected]

A former pastor of a Webb City church was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday for sexually molesting a girl for more than two years when she was between the ages of 9 and 11.

Circuit Judge David Mouton assessed Roy Curtis Huling, 60, the prison term despite testimony from family members, fellow pastors and his counselor that Huling was truly repentant for what he had done, had undergone extensive counseling and is currently considered a low risk to re-offend.

Assistant Prosecutor John Nicholas read statements that the girl and her mother wrote, recounting the pain and suffering the former pastor of First United Pentecostal Church caused their family and his church, and expressing opposition to Huling receiving anything less than a prison term and the requirement that he be registered as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

The girl’s statement concluded with one overriding sentiment she wished to make clear to the defendant.

“I do not love you,” she wrote.

Huling, of Duquesne, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree child molestation in a plea agreement with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office that limited the prison time he might be required to serve to eight years. The conviction could have carried up to 15 years under state law.

A probable-cause affidavit filed in the case states that the sexual abuse took place between August 2003 and February 2006.

The affidavit states that Huling confessed to Duquesne police in an interview at the Webb City Police Department.

Huling’s wife told the court at the sentencing hearing that her husband is a “broken” and “truly sorry” man. He lost his position as pastor of the Webb City church when the charge was filed two years ago and has been holding down a maintenance job since that time to support his family, she said.

“He has told me that he abhors what he has done,” she said.

Testimony showed that the Hulings have been attending a different church for the past year and a half, and that the pastor of the church is aware of the charge against Huling.

Terry Wolf, a licensed professional counselor, testified that the defendant also has been undergoing treatment for pedophilia for two hours a week since April 2008. The counselor said he believes Huling has made significant progress in realizing the harm he caused others and in taking responsibility for it. He said Huling initially tested as a moderate risk to re-offend but more recently tested as a low risk who no longer shows a sexual interest in grade-school-age children.

But the judge indicated that he had the impact on the victim and her family to consider as well as the wishes of the defendant’s family. He refused defense attorney Ross Rhoades’ request that if probation was to be denied, that the sentencing be delayed and his client sent to the sex offender assessment unit of the Department of Corrections for a 120-day evaluation.

In denying the request and pronouncing sentence, Mouton noted that “even a low risk is too much risk to the children of our community.”

Lifelong diagnosis

A licensed professional counselor acknowledged at child-sex abuser Roy Huling’s sentencing hearing Friday that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders” has no “mechanism” for anyone diagnosed as a pedophile subsequently to shed the diagnosis.

Boise, ID

#9 Sep 5, 2009
Outraged I want to tell you that the victim and mother are my family! And I stand by them! You never even took the time to talk to them so how would you know about the truth or justice of this charge! And if you will stand with a pediphile then maybe we need to register you right along with Huling. And fyi I personally knew him too. So unlike you I'm not making statements I know nothing about!

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