Long-time Southern Baptist lay leader Paul Pressler used religion to sexually abuse a boy in the 1980s, and when that no longer worked began paying him as an adult to keep their relationship a secret, according to a new petition in the Texas Court of Appeals.
One of the first of many sexual abuse lawsuits expected under a new California law targets Modesto megachurch
A survivor of childhood sexual abuse is suing a California church and her former youth pastor in one of the first of many lawsuits expected to be filed under a new law greatly extending the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims.
Attorney named in Pressler lawsuit under investigation for fraud
The attorney representing a man alleging sexual abuse by former Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler is seeking a delay in court proceedings after police raided one of the parties named in a lawsuit originally filed in 2017. The Houston Chronicle…
Judge dismisses 5 of 8 claims in Pressler lawsuit, citing statutes of limitations
A Texas judge has dismissed most of a sexual assault lawsuit against former Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler due to statutes of limitation. Houston Judge Ravi K. Sandill signed an order Oct. 15 granting summary judgment in favor of Pressler…