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    LA - Pastor and wife busted in child sex ring...

    Believe me, child sex rings DO exist...and you'd be surprised to know who is behind them...often they are "nice, intelligent church going people."

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/05/22/lo...rch/index.html

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    Just SICK. Those poor kids.

    I would qualify that as SEEMINGLY "nice, intelligent church going people." There are many sickos who mask their perversions by playing the role of "good christians". I hope they get LIFE.

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    A Pastor & his wife... I am sooo surprised...... NOT

    You can't trust your kids with anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan
    Believe me, child sex rings DO exist...and you'd be surprised to know who is behind them...often they are "nice, intelligent church going people."

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/05/22/lo...rch/index.html
    More often, they are NOT.

    If I said "I am a banana" and dressed in banana peels and hung from a tree, would that make me a real banana? No, I would be pretending to be a banana, for whatever nefarious purpose I might have, maybe to cover up the fact that I am, in actuality, an orange!


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    "The church's former pastor told deputies Tuesday in nearby Livingston Parish -- where the pastor lives -- that adults were sexually abusing children, parish sheriff's Detective Stan Carpenter said.

    The former pastor told deputies he had been having sex with children for many years and "also educated the children as to how to perform sexual acts with each other and with animals," Carpenter said.

    Carpenter said the pastor unwittingly implicated himself while talking to investigators. He was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated rape of a child under age 13 and one count of crimes against humanity for alleged sexual acts involving animals, the detective said."

    "Also in police custody -- in addition to the pastor and his wife -- are a sheriff's deputy and a woman who tipped off investigators by telephoning them from Ohio, authorities said.

    About six weeks before the pastor spoke with Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies, a former church member phoned the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff and tipped off deputies, sheriff's spokesperson Covington said. The 36-year-old woman was taken into custody in Ohio on a Louisiana warrant charging her with aggravated rape of a child under age 13, Covington said."

    This is horrible! They are all charged with rape of a child under the age of 13, but I wonder how many children really were involved?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    "The church's former pastor told deputies Tuesday in nearby Livingston Parish -- where the pastor lives -- that adults were sexually abusing children, parish sheriff's Detective Stan Carpenter said.

    The former pastor told deputies he had been having sex with children for many years and "also educated the children as to how to perform sexual acts with each other and with animals," Carpenter said.

    Carpenter said the pastor unwittingly implicated himself while talking to investigators. He was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated rape of a child under age 13 and one count of crimes against humanity for alleged sexual acts involving animals, the detective said."

    "Also in police custody -- in addition to the pastor and his wife -- are a sheriff's deputy and a woman who tipped off investigators by telephoning them from Ohio, authorities said.

    About six weeks before the pastor spoke with Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies, a former church member phoned the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff and tipped off deputies, sheriff's spokesperson Covington said. The 36-year-old woman was taken into custody in Ohio on a Louisiana warrant charging her with aggravated rape of a child under age 13, Covington said."

    This is horrible! They are all charged with rape of a child under the age of 13, but I wonder how many children really were involved?
    I read earlier today it was around 24 kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becba
    I read earlier today it was around 24 kids.
    Thanks, I had just found that. I also found this:

    The alleged victims ranged in age from infants to teens, officials said. Animal abuse was also alleged.

    The roundup came after a woman called sheriff's deputies five weeks ago from Columbus, Ohio, to say that she had fled Louisiana out of fear for her child, authorities said. She and her husband were among those arrested.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=776078
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Louisiana Sex Cult Suspect, Evidence Seized In Ohio

    Ohio authorities who arrested a suspect in an alleged Louisiana cult that had sex with children and animals searched a storage unit on Friday, where they found mattresses, videos and nine garbage bags full of costumes.

    Authorities said Nicole Bernard, wanted on a charge of aggravated rape, waived extradition Tuesday and likely will return to Louisiana late Wednesday.

    The investigation began in March, when two children were interviewed by a child advocacy center in Ohio about possible molestation at Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula, La. Within the week, Bernard called authorities in Louisiana and said she had fled the state in fear for her child.

    http://www.channelcincinnati.com/new...18/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I think something was going on *HOWEVER* we've just seen too many of these "sex rings" turn out to be a work of fiction created by overzealous LE.

    I just cant help but be suspicious of any story involoving so many victims of varying ages and such elaborate,outrageous stories.
    The saints are the sinners who keep trying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiecake
    I think something was going on *HOWEVER* we've just seen too many of these "sex rings" turn out to be a work of fiction created by overzealous LE.

    I just cant help but be suspicious of any story involoving so many victims of varying ages and such elaborate,outrageous stories.
    I am usually suspicious of these types of cases also, but in this case I am beginning to believe it.
    First they only mention one family in Ohio. Remember the initial story where they said that the case was reported by a woman who had moved to Ohio out of fear for her family? And she and her husband were arrested?

    Then this comes this info:
    "The investigation began in March, when two children were interviewed by a child advocacy center in Ohio about possible molestation at Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula, La. Within the week, Bernard called authorities in Louisiana and said she had fled the state in fear for her child."

    Now I am making a big jump here, but I am assuming that the kids who were talking in Ohio were her kids. Her kids told someone here in Ohio and an investigation was beginning. She realized that she was going to be in big trouble, so she calls La. to report the pastor and blame everything on him. However, when he gets pulled in for questioning he starts talking, admitting, and naming names. Mama and s-f get arrested also.
    Two different LE's are involved, a children's advocacy group, and an admission of guilt. The chances of this being a case of LE being over-zealous are quickly being reduced.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Here's Newsweek's report: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8017175/site/newsweek/

    I don't think this is a "ring" at all, nor do I think it's satan worship. I think it's an emotionally disturbed man with whacked views of his father's religious teachings who has abused his own children, and welcomed a very few "church" members who did the same. It's sick, but not satanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyPigeon
    Here's Newsweek's report: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8017175/site/newsweek/

    I don't think this is a "ring" at all, nor do I think it's satan worship. I think it's an emotionally disturbed man with whacked views of his father's religious teachings who has abused his own children, and welcomed a very few "church" members who did the same. It's sick, but not satanic.
    Isn't that how a "ring" develops? Some wacko works up some whacked out views, he develops a following, they all subscribe to these beliefs and then actively participate?
    Sometimes they do it under the guise of worship, sometimes for pleasure or for profit. The only thing they have in common is that it is done without regard for the well being of the children.
    When it is done under the guise of worship though, it is just another way of twisting the worship to fit the individual's desires. This isn't uncommon, as a matter of fact it is very much common to all beliefs- whether it is christianity, catholicism, muslim, buddism, wiccan, or satanism.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    From his tire store next door, Donald Moore got an up-close look at the strange changes that went on at the once-bustling Hosanna Church.

    For one thing, the congregation had dwindled to a handful of reclusive members who chased away visitors. For another, the windows were painted white so no one could see in. And just before it closed its doors for good a couple of years ago, eight dump trucks came in and spread dirt over the church's back lot.

    Authorities said witnesses have described the use of robes, pentagrams on the church floor, sex with a dog and the sacrifice of cats. The alleged victims, suspected to number up to two dozen, include children ranging from infants to young teens -- some of them the offspring of those accused.

    Investigators believe the abuse began in 1999 and continued until the church closed in 2003.

    Edwards stopped short of saying the cult consisted of devil-worshippers but said some of the defendants told investigators that "devil worship was the reason for their participation." Edwards added that defendants and witnesses also gave statements saying a dog was sexually abused and at least two cats were sacrificed.

    Authorities seized two dozen computers, which the FBI is checking. Sheets and carpeting were taken from the church for DNA tests. Officers spent several days digging in the back of the church, but haven't said if anything significant was found.

    After Bernard was arrested, police in Ohio said they searched a storage unit and found mattresses, videos and nine garbage bags full of costumes.

    Lamonica and his wife, Robbin, also face allegations of having sex with children in their home.


    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ar...n.com+%2F+News

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ar...a_town/?page=2

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    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Jailed deputy faces 24 more counts in child sex abuse scandal

    AMITE, La. (AP) -- Jailed former Tangipahoa Parish deputy Chris Labat has been booked on 24 additional counts related to the child and animal sex abuse scandal at the Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Monday.

    The new counts pertain to pornography involving juveniles and were levied Friday night after agents with the FBI and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's department searched computers seized at Labat's residence, spokeswoman Laura Covington said.

    Labat, 24, of Hammond, was arrested May 17 on one count of aggravated rape. On June 2, he was charged with two additional counts of aggravated rape, one of failure to report child abuse and one of malfeasance in office.
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    http://www.slidellsentry.com/article...ews/news07.txt

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    Defense Attorney: Sex Abuse Allegations Won't Hold Up In Court
    AMITE, La. -- An attorney for a pastor accused of being a member of a child sex ring that operated out of a church says that information released about his client will not hold up in court.--->>

    Defense attorney Michael Thiel said he not seen any statement of his client implicating himself, which authorities in Livingston Parish said were used to arrest him on May 16. He said he believes there's been a rush to judge based on conjecture, rumors and leaks to the media.

    Lamonica faces two counts of aggravated rape and one count of crime against nature in Livingston Parish. His wife, Robbin Lamonica, was booked with one count of aggravated rape. Both are being held without bond
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    http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/...49/detail.html

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