PHOENIX, Arizona – After a 16-year-old girl went to her neighbors to tell them her father had been molesting her for a number of years, he was arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse, two counts of child molestation and 11 counts of sexual conduct with a minor. During their investigation police learned that the suspect had also molested his oldest daughter who moved out of the house when she turned 18. She had attempted to stop her father two years ago by going to her pastors at Church on the Word and informing them of the abuse. A meeting was setup between the victim, her father and pastors Daniel and Laura McCluskey. At this meeting the father admitted to the sexual abuse and the pastors advised the girl to forgive her father since he was remorseful. This worked, as the father did stop molesting her…he just kept molesting the younger daughter. Because the pastors failed to report the abuse as required by law, they essentially allowed the man to continue with a new victim. They have both been charged with failure to report sex abuse. Hallelujah.
Will now wait for the flock to bleat their support for their pastors’ actions.Tags: Arizona, Child Molestation, church, pastor, religion, Sex Assault