SANFORD, FL — Rev. Cedric Cuthbert, 49, was arrested Monday on child pornography charges after police say he was viewing child pornography on his computer while on the job at a Disney resort.
Police were first notified about Cuthbert’s actions after Disney contacted them in April after discovering that Cuthbert was trying to access blocked websites while at work at Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort. He was a housekeeping manager there for more than seven years.
Investigators said Cuthbert, a pastor at the St. James AME Church in Sanford, wrote sermons on the same computer he was using to look at young girls performing sex acts on YouTube. He was also accused of reaching out to some of these young ladies in an attempt to offer them guidance.
“you are so cute! Great sexy bodi! Send me a private vid,” he allegedly wrote to one girl. According to the arrest affidavit, semen was found in Cuthbert’s Disney office.
Cedric Cuthbert was arrested and charged with soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct and possession of a sexual performance by a child.…Continue Reading
Corona, CA - The pastor and two other men affiliated with a Heart of Worship Church in Corona, California have been charged of with kidnapping and torturing a boy as a form of discipline for bad behavior.
Pastor Lonnie Remmers, 54, Nick Craig, 22, and Darryll Jeter, 28 are all facing charges including kidnapping, criminal threats and assault.
According to police, the teen’s mother took him to a men’s group home group home operated by the church for intervention because she believed he had been involved in ‘sexual misconduct.’ Corona police said it was unclear if she knew how the men were planning to discipline her son.
Investigators say Remmers instructed Craig and Jeters, who lived at the home, to ‘scare the boy.’ Police said Craig and Jeter drove the teen about 100 miles to the Barstow desert, forced him to dig a grave, threw dirt on him, and beat him with a belt. The boy was then reportedly driven back to Remmers’ house where the pastor used a pair of pliers to inflict pain on the boy, police said.…Continue Reading
Bastrop, TX – Rick Bartlett, pastor of Bastrop Christian Church, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the abuse and death of his neighbor’s 12-year-old cat, Moody.
Bartlett reportedly told police he had been having problems with feral cats invading his garden lately and had trapped one in a cage on his property on January 15. He went on to say that he had placed the caged cat in the back of his pickup and promptly forgot about it. It wasn’t until three days later that he “remembered” the critter and headed down to the police station to hand it over.
An animal control officer at the station noticed a name tag including the phone number of the cat’s humans, Sarah and Eddy Bell, on the cat’s collar. The officer reportedly offered to take Moody back home, but police said Bartlett told them he’d take Moody back himself since the Bells were his neighbors.
Later that day, Moody’s body was found on the bank of the Colorado River, 40-50 feet below a bridge.…Continue Reading
Ferndale, MI - 43 year-old Steven Fitch died from a meth overdose at the home of a reverend he met on a gay dating website that day.
Reverend Mark Bidwell,52, is known to be gay, so that part isn’t a shock. What is shocking, though, is that Bidwell was the town’s police chaplain before this happened, having since been let go.
Bidwell invited Fitch over to his house for a little game of ‘hide the pickle.’ When they were done, though, Fitch allegedly produced a syringe containing meth, and injected both himself and the reverend with it.
While all the other homosexual, anonymous-internet-sex-having reverends where tucked safe and sound in their beds, Bidwell went back online and found a third person to join them around 3:30am. 28 year-old Bret Colpaert now has a story to tell when the topic of internet sex horror stories comes up.
Shortly after he arrived, Fitch began having breathing troubles and turned blue. At 5:30am Bidwell called 911.When asked the age of the victim, Bidwell responded by saying he didn’t know.…Continue Reading
Henryetta, OK - A minister is facing charges after he allegedly expressed his desire to comfort a teenage girl with his rod and staff via a series of lewd text messages.
Joseph Monroe Leal, 36-years-old and pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, has been charged with using technology to engage in sexual communication with a minor. The minor in question was only 14 when she met Leal at the Summit Church Camp back in 2009.
She says that initial conversations between the two were strictly on spiritual subjects, but by the next summer, the messages she was receiving from Leal started to turn sexual in nature. She started saving the messages this past spring after they became increasingly more explicit.
News outlets haven’t released any of the juicy contents of these texts, if they exist, but have mentioned some hilarious snippets that supposedly include Leal complimenting the teen’s body and admitting he felt guilty that his wife was home sick and all he could do was think of her “gorgeous face and smoking hot body.”
I’m not sure what’s the bigger crime here.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN — Meet 50-year-old Ruth Shrader – she’s accused of repeatedly having sex with her teenage godson for the past two years, beginning when he was 15.
Shrader, a close friend of the boy’s family, is also an assistant pastor at the family’s former church and elementary school teacher.
The teen reportedly told police the sex was consensual and began when Shrader treated him to a massage. As the relationship progressed, Shrader reportedly showered the teen with gifts, cash and trips in exchange for nookie.
Charged last week with statutory rape by an authority figure, Shrader has since been released on $10,000 bail.
A Memphis City Schools spokesperson said Shrader is a teacher at A.B. Hill Elementary School, but the victim is not a student. Even so, Shrader is on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Fairview, Oklahoma — Tommy Pitts, the pastor at the Midway Assembly of God Church, is being held on a $1 million bail after being accused of raping his three adopted daughters who are between the ages of 6 and 12.
Police say the abuse had been going on for months, and was stopped by an observant wife who noticed something was not right in the house and did her own investigation. When she confronted her 51-year-old husband with her suspicions, he confessed to his crimes. She called police.
“We got a call from Mrs. Pitts,” Major County Sheriff Steven Randolph said. “She said that her husband was going to commit suicide. She said he just confessed to her that he had molested their three adopted daughters. We sent out two deputies to try to locate him. About 20 minutes after going out, we had a report that vehicle matching the description had hit semi south of Chester.”
Pitts had unsuccessfully tried to shoot himself before running his vehicle into an oncoming semi.…Continue Reading
Hernando, MS - Edward “Eddie” Prince has a little problem. You see, Church of the Dreamin’ Demon, Eddie Prince is a Baptist minister who was charged with downloading child porn at a public library, and got caught. Let’s all stand together, turn your hymnals to page 13, and sing “Those Damn Pedo Pastors”, verses one and two. Then we’ll repeat the chorus and hope someone is talking to the children of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Yea verily, I tell you today that last December the fine Reverend was seen looking at something suspicious on the local library computer. And hallelujah, someone called the cops – because the Book of Matthew tells us that he who hurts a little child would be better off tossed into the sea with a millstone around his neck, amen. And be not deceived, brethren – kiddie porn hurts children. For every wanking minister of the Gospel, there is a photographer, and a hurting child, and some idiot platitude-spouter like former police chief Bob Wright.
Church leader Wright says that Pastor Prince has been placed on a leave of absence, and stated: “The congregation of Oak Grove Baptist Church is saddened by this incident.…Continue Reading
Henderson, NV — Police say Pastor Otis Holland, of United Faith Church, is facing numerous charges for molesting a youngster in his flock several times over the course of two years. Holland and his congregation of more than eighty “cult-like” followers would regularly meet in the lobby of Rob’s Tax Service for sermons that sometimes last between six and eight hours. Damn…blowhard much? Anything that lasts for more than an hour is too friggin’ much. Anyway, Holland reportedly convinced the girl, who is under the age of 14, that she was being “counseled” as opposed to being molested. The girl’s mother often delivered her to Holland’s home where he would “counsel” her in a special secret room – a room equipped with video cameras. Holland allegedly told the child she would go to hell, breaking up the church in the process, if she told anyone. The alleged abuse came to light once the girl starting having some behavioral problems at school and at home. The girl finally told her father the truth about her counseling sessions with Pastor Otis, and dad contacted the police.…Continue Reading
CLEVELAND — The website of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church mentions their pastor’s “commitment and love of children.” But I’m pretty sure they had no idea just how creepy that comment would seem after Rev. Dr. Mark Griggs, 48, was arrested and charged with 112 counts that include downloading, trading and possessing child pornography. The pastor got snagged, along with 30 other people, in the latest investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Prosecutors say that Griggs downloaded, saved and traded images of children being sexually abused; using his home and church computers to do so. Grigg’s attorney says his client is no child pornographer and plans on fighting the charges. He claims that the poor pastor was simply using Limewire. “If you’re downloading files from Limewire, you don’t have any control of what’s coming into your computer,” Jay Milano says (*pulls up pants so the increasing levels of bullshit doesn’t get on them*). But police say that this isn’t a case of an image or two finding their way on Griggs’ computers.…Continue Reading
LADDONIA, MO. -- I learned of this story from one of our members after she made a Facebook comment about it. After doing a little checking this morning, it looked like enough material for a front page post. The pastor of Laddonia Christian Church is facing first degree assault of a law enforcement officer charges following a property dispute. Police say they arrived at the church Friday night to find pastor Ryan Finley Price, 53, pacing outside and holding a semi-automatic handgun. They found church member and law enforcement officer Noel Scott, 61, face down on the ground with serious neck and head injuries they say were caused by him being struck with a blunt object. Scott told police Price told him that if he moved, he’d kill him. Scott was life flighted to the university hospital in Columbia. Price was also charged with armed criminal action, felonious restraint and unlawful possession of a firearm. I couldn’t find any details into what the dispute was about so please, feel free to speculate.…Continue Reading
Lake Orion, MI - An FBI agent was online trolling for perverts when she stumbled across Rev. William Bendert, the pastor for King of Kings Lutheran Church in Lake Orion. The undercover agent posed as a single mother looking for a man to provide sexual training for her 11-year-old duaghter. Bendert was up for the job, stating he has some experience with this kind of thing, providing the same service for three other young girls. This service included teaching various sexual techniques and the girls learn about their body. He described these training sessions like riding a roller coaster, “at first it is scary, but the ride is incredible.” Bendert booked a room at a Red Roof Inn where he was to meet the woman and her daughter on Friday. Of course when he showed up with two condoms in his pocket, the only thing waiting for him was the FBI. They would find handcuffs and rope in his car, and the Kama Sutra in his church office. He was arrested and charged with soliciting a minor for sex and admitted to investigators that he wasn’t sure if he would have actually gone through with it, but this is also the same guy who initiated the chats from his church office admitting that he didn’t “have the ‘guilt’ gene … so I won’t go crying later on.…Continue Reading
Pocono Township, PA – Here’s a story that I’m sure will show up on FORENSIC FILES or something similar in the near future. Back in 2008, Pastor Arthur Schirmer said his attempt at avoiding a deer is what caused him to slam his vehicle into a guard rail in an accident that would claim the life of his wife, Betty Schirmer. Police were initially skeptical, especially since paramedics said the crash was too minor to have caused Betty’s injuries, but their hinky meters were really set off when a few months later, Joseph Musante committed suicide in Schirmer’s church. Especially when they learn Schirmer was having an affair with Musante’s wife, who worked at the church. They also found out that his first wife had also died back in 1999 — from a fall down a flight of stairs. After doing a little more checking into his second wife’s death, and finding some drops of blood in the garage that hints at the fact that Betty was dead before she was even in the car crash, Schirmer was arrested and charged with murder and fabricating or tampering with physical evidence.…Continue Reading
CARSON, Calif. — A California pastor has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 14-year-old member of his congregation. Police say 44-year-old Leonel Pelayo, a pastor at Iglesia Apostolica Monte de Horeb in South Los Angeles, allegedly sexually assaulted the teen between July and August of this year. The pastor met the young girl in his church youth group, police accusing him of taking the girl to vacant buildings in the area to have sex with her. Pelayo has been charged with six felony counts, including lewd act upon a child and unlawful sexual intercourse. He’s looking at a possible four year prison sentence. Autorities believe there are may be more victims and ask anyone with any information to call the LAPD’s Abused Child Unit at (213) 486-0570. If guilty of what he’s been accused of then this pastor is truly a piece of shit. But I love the comments on some of the news articles expressing shock that a pastor would use his position to take advantage of a teenager.…Continue Reading
FINLEY, Wash. – Here’s a story that has people pretty divided. News reports with headlines such as “Pastor slashes puppy’s throat” and “Pastor Admits To Killing Neighbor’s Puppy” have gotten animal dog lovers pretty riled up. The “puppy” in question was a 6-month old Siberian Husky. The dog had gotten loose, made its way on to Pastor David Rea’s property and was in the process of killing his chickens. When none of his neighbors would step in and help stop his livestock from being slaughtered, he jumped into the fray and killed the dog, reportedly with a knife. “Until you’re in there fighting a dog, you don’t know what to do,” said Rea, pastor of Tri-Cities Baptist Church. “You can’t even imagine. It’s a horribly bad deal.” This act has pissed off some neighbors and readers who are condemning what the man did to protect his property. I just know that had he killed a wolf, or cougar, or an alligator, these pissed off people would be praising the pastor’s actions.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
Lehigh Acres – Registered sex offender Carl Eugene Anderson, 52, was just trying to get his God on last Thursday evening at Mark Christian Ministries when the preacher singled him out and told the devils inside him to come out. He then told Anderson to open his Bible, but Anderson refused. ‘Open your Bible, Devil!’” the preacher said. “He came and took his hand up on my head, saying, ‘Come out devil’ and he was pushing my head back real hard,” Anderson said. Anderson tried leaving the church, but the preacher followed him out into the parking lot calling Anderson a devil until he got into his car and called police. …Continue Reading
Anadarko, Oklahoma – Christ Holy Sanctified Church was the scene of a murder inside sources have called “horrific“. Silkey Wilson and his wife arrived at the church just before noon on Sunday to meet Daniels for Sunday School. But the doors were locked. They tried knocking on the door and honking the horn of Daniels’ car parked outside but did not get a response. So they walked to the nearby police station. That’s when Anadarko officers made entry into the church and discovered Daniels’ body. She had suffered several “sharp force injuries” and her body was staged in an unnatural position. To add to the mystery of what exactly was done to Daniels, District Attorney Bret Burns called the crime scene the worst he’d ever seen in 17 years as a prosecutor – but he would not say why. …Continue Reading
Fort Wayne, Indiana When we view many of the cops shows on TV, we start to become impervious to the many prostitution, DUI, and domestic violence busts being made. Every so often the viewers get a glimpse behind the scenes, when police departments plan a “sting” of some kind. It entails organization and a well vetted plan. The prostitution stings are basically the same, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all – with the exception of the new fresh faces of skankiness. And if you are anything like me, “who would pay for THAT?” is uttered a few times. The drug busts always offer an element of excitement, though. One never knows what to expect when focusing on dealers. I imagine the Fort Wayne Vice and Narcotics Unit wondered the same thing when they set up surveillance on a well known radio personality and pastor.…Continue Reading