Southern Baptist Church officials including Ministers and pastors charged
Over 200 Southern Baptist Church officials including ministers, pastors, deacons, and volunteers have been found guilty of sex abuse spanning over two decades, according to reports. The extensive investigation in the church’s sexual abuse revealed names in a report by the Houston Chronicle.
Two hundred fifty church leaders have been charged, but around 380 have faced allegations of sexual abuse since 1998. The investigation revealed that there are as many as 700 victims, some as young as three years old.
‘Many of the victims were adolescents who were molested, sent explicit photos or texts, exposed to pornography, photographed nude, or repeatedly raped by youth pastors,’ the report stated.