Pastor accused of having sex with teen | The Columbus Dispatch

The pastor of a Millersport church has been charged with having sex with a teenage church member he was counseling during her parents' divorce. Full Story
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dave chappelle

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 20, 2010
It's not just Catholic priests.
Rogio

Marysville, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2010
dave chappelle wrote:
It's not just Catholic priests.
What a shame. You can't trust anyone any more.
JWT

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 20, 2010
dave chappelle wrote:
It's not just Catholic priests.
Yes....hypocrisy runs rampant through all Christian denominations.
despicable

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 20, 2010
dave chappelle wrote:
It's not just Catholic priests.
But at least it was a girl, and over the age of 12...still, lock em up, throw away the key
Publius

Londonderry, OH

#6 Sep 20, 2010
Good luck in prison, Padre!
Dean Wormer

Little Rock, AR

#7 Sep 20, 2010
500 years ago he would have been excommunicated and burned at the stake.
sammie

Mansfield, OH

#8 Sep 20, 2010
Sick, sick, sick!
ObamaTriesHarder ThanBush

Fort Myers, FL

#9 Sep 20, 2010
16 is legal in Ohio.
Mr Know it all

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 20, 2010
Dean Wormer wrote:
500 years ago he would have been excommunicated and burned at the stake.
Yea, dont you miss the good ol days? Nowadays he will be held in court, giving a review, and probally put in a nut house becasue he was "unfit" to understand what he was doing. I say get the post ready with some straw at the bottom, Ill bring the rope and torch.
Macktrapper

Newark, OH

#12 Sep 20, 2010
Dean Wormer wrote:
500 years ago he would have been excommunicated and burned at the stake.
500 years ago they would have already been married.

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 20, 2010
Dean Wormer wrote:
500 years ago he would have been excommunicated and burned at the stake.
I think 500 years ago she would've been considered too old to marry, and past her prime. They married em' off at like twelve in the Dark Ages.
The Great Ballzak

Kent, OH

#14 Sep 20, 2010
one less Acorn supporter to vote ten times next election
Voice of Reason

United States

#15 Sep 20, 2010
now it's gonna be his turn for a teenager to have their way with him in prison!
Dusty

Grove City, OH

#16 Sep 20, 2010
ObamaTriesHarderThanBush wrote:
16 is legal in Ohio.
Yeah, I thought age of consent in OH is 16. It's still wrong and a total betrayal of trust, but isn't it legal?
Wackos

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 20, 2010
Dean Wormer wrote:
500 years ago he would have been excommunicated and burned at the stake.
500 years ago, he would have married her!!
shutter

Columbus, OH

#18 Sep 20, 2010
I guess we should pray from him uh?
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 20, 2010
Yes she was 16 years old but he was suppose to be counseling her on her parents divorce not on how to have sex.

I hope they throw the book at him. Her parents trusted him to counsel her ... instead he took advantage of her. I do not care what she was wearing or what she may have said or done. This is a man of the cloth and he should be more responsible than that.
Whatever

New Albany, OH

#20 Sep 20, 2010
ObamaTriesHarderThanBush wrote:
16 is legal in Ohio.
16 is immoral and unethical in all our minds, especially with a trusted pastor.
Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#22 Sep 20, 2010
Whether 16 is legal or not, a pastor has a position where he has influence over his parishoners that the average man does not have. That makes it sexual battery when the victim is of age. This is much the same as if a teacher has sexual relations with a student who is of legal age. That doesn't even begin to address the moral implications.
Citizen

Lewis Center, OH

#23 Sep 20, 2010
Even if 16 is the legal age of consent, this guy is a creep if he took advantage of a girl that young. It is even worse if he lured her in under the guise of being a trust worthy man of religion.

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