Arrest warrant issued for former Parm...

Arrest warrant issued for former Parma minister accused of having sexual contact with teen girls

There are 18 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Arrest warrant issued for former Parma minister accused of having sexual contact with teen girls. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

PARMA, Ohio - An arrest warrant was issued for the former minister at First United Pentecostal Church of Parma Joshua O'Bannion, 25, is accused of having sexual contact with two girls at the church.

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United States

#1 Dec 19, 2009
Joshua was raised with this kind of behavior taking place. I can personally attest to being a victim of his grandfathers sexual misconduct as a young child. When this is all said and done, hopefully all of the pedofiles in this family will be outted.
David Perez

North Olmsted, OH

#2 Dec 21, 2009
If this is true. I need to talk to you. We can make your hope a reality..........
northwoodsgal wrote:
Joshua was raised with this kind of behavior taking place. I can personally attest to being a victim of his grandfathers sexual misconduct as a young child. When this is all said and done, hopefully all of the pedofiles in this family will be outted.
Gods little helper

Frisco, TX

#3 Dec 22, 2009
Keep dreaming Dave
David Perez

North Olmsted, OH

#4 Dec 22, 2009
Not a dream to me a nightmare to you. Your house is coming down.
Gods little helper wrote:
Keep dreaming Dave


#5 Dec 23, 2009
omg!! if this is true this is a disgrace
southwoods boy

Akron, OH

#6 Dec 24, 2009
I have knowned Pastor O'Bannion for 30 years. Spend many hours in his home. Josh was not raised this way.
David Perez

North Olmsted, OH

#7 Dec 24, 2009
Oh the things that go on when no one is around. Do not have respect of persons. This Northwoodsgal said she was a "victim" of his. His own Granddaughters have accused him. How many accusations does it take to have a Pastor removed?
UPC has dropped the ball. I pray everyone involved in these cover ups will be held accountable. Your house built on lies will come tumbling down.
Tyler M

Wickliffe, OH

#8 Feb 4, 2010
As I understand it the O'bannions' church is independent. Many UPCI churches in Ohio are ran this way. The pastor and any other ministers in the church are licensed through the organization but the church itself is independent and free from organizational intervention. All the UPCI would be able to do is remove the elder O'bannions' license. Generally only Home Missions churches are directly governed by the UPCI.
icantbelivethism ess

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 28, 2010
I think ppl are making more out of this ive known the pastor for a lot of years hes a good man all liars will be held accountable for there actions one day
dave perezs jerk buddy

Olmsted Falls, OH

#10 Aug 19, 2010
why not stand up and be a man i heard you were having sex with your step daughter dave. and i know this is true

Frisco, TX

#11 Dec 1, 2010
This is not the Josh I knew. The Josh I knew was kind, hilarious, smart & tons of fun! I appreciated his friendship very much. If he really did what he was charged with doing I find it incredibly horrid & dispicable & it makes me sick to my stomach. It also caused me to start thinking of how many pastors sons growing up did i & you know that were & STILL are allowed to date girls much younger than them. Seriously it's very very wrong but happens all the time sadly. I feel very sad for the girls. I also can't help but wonder if the bubble of religion that he grew up in played a part in confusing his mind. When you are out of that world you realize just how many things that are now clearly unacceptable but in that world they are just looked over. Sad. I'm not sure how long Josh is going to be in jail but I hope he gets the help he needs. His life is not hopeless. Josh I hate what you did but I don't hate you.
eyes wide open

Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 10, 2011
well on 9-23-2010 Joshua plead guilty and was found guilty of his sins. He CONFESSED to CHILD MOLESTATION. When will he come to Ohio and face the charges here? Not a moment to soon

Oh poor finger pointers what have you to say now?

* Attention Daves jerk buddy;it's a sick shame to lust after your family members spouse. You are most likely mentally ill yourself. Not most likely in fact you are! Wanting to be his jerk buddy you are sick!!!!!!!


#13 Feb 4, 2011
He's been in Ohio since December @ the Justice center.
the truth

Cleveland, OH

#14 Apr 11, 2011
I know his family and dad and i always said the apple don't fall from the tree.But his granddad is a good man don't hold him accountable for what his son and grandson do.
Dont be an idiot

Ekalaka, MT

#15 Jul 22, 2011
Jerk buddy, you are rude, ignorant, and disgusting.

Cleveland, OH

#16 Jul 26, 2011
Justice has been served, but its amazing what money does, this creep should've been sentenced longer. You pedofile family, be sure your sins will find you out. Be careful, "vengeance is mine saith the lord"

United States

#17 Jul 27, 2011
You know what guys, the ones who are saying oh josh might of just been confused because he was raised the way he was, and the pastor is a good man he would never do anything like that, you guys are F'D in the head! Time to wipe the sh!t off your nose and enter into reality! People like you guys make me sick, always trying to make an excuse because your too afraid of what the reality really is! Josh completely new what the F he was doing!!! Give me break! You people are idiots. Josh partied and screwed around with girls more then anyone I ever knew!! And this is fact, why? Because he would tell me right before he would get up there and "preach" that's why. And as for bobby, do you guys honestly think he would ever show his true colors to people of his congregation?? Hell no!! The obannions are MASTER manipulators!! They can make you think whatever they want you to think about them, how else do you think josh hid it so well?? Hmmm I wonder where he got it from! It wasnt from his daddy cause he's just a faggot, so what you see is what you get with that loser. May God help and have mercy on whoever is in denile of the obannions, time to open your eyes people!
ntscrd2userealna m joe w

South Burlington, VT

#18 Jul 25, 2012
i just blew a big justicy load reading this...bringin back the old news/times....this is awesome and amazing...the obannions are terrible manipulators, i say so with a lot of experience, ive seen behind their curtains, ive learned their ways,, wow... just wow

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