A former youth minister and his brother who volunteered at the same church are both in federal prison after confessing to sexting of teenagers in the youth group.

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A plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit alleging abuse and cover-up at an evangelical megachurch told lawmakers the courts will not consider the merits of her case because of Maryland’s statute of limitation on civil litigation.

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The arrest of a youth minister has a Southern Baptist church in Louisiana reviewing policies previously assumed adequate to protect children from sexual abuse.

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A Baylor study finds that college women who are sexual assault victims can find healing in religious groups where strong theological beliefs and social networking are encouraged. Baptist chaplains at Mars Hill Univeristy and the University of Virginia agree. 

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Friday, 06 February 2015 13:47

Abuse victim sues Baptist church in Dallas

A former youth minister convicted of sex crimes against youth could not have acted without negligence by the church that hired and supervised him, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Dallas.

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:12

Baptist pastor charged with abuse

New York State Police accuse the pastor of a small American Baptist church of sexually abusing a child in 2008.

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 11:06

Trial postponed for accused Baptist preacher

A Missouri pastor whose former church drew media attention for supporting him despite charges of child sex abuse may finally get his day in court.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:10

Youth pastor charged with child abuse

A former youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Park Street in Charlottesville, Va., faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 10:41

Former youth minister pleads guilty to abuse

Mack Allen Davis still faces charges in two other counties.

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Friday, 31 October 2014 11:48

Anti-abuse group archives member stories

Amy Smith, a Baptist leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says she has paid a price for exposing a now-convicted sex offender, but she would do it all over again.

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