08-28-2005, 06:53 PM #1
IN - Minister charged in baby's scalding, Gary, 2005
A minister fired from a 2,000-member Gary congregation nearly a year ago has been charged with neglect after a son he fathered with a parishioner was hospitalized with burns across his lower body.
Carlton Franklin Davis, 47, Munster, the charismatic former pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, and Serrita Monique Kendrick, 24, Merrillville, have been charged with neglect of their 7-month-old son, Samuel Kendrick.
Munster police arrested Serrita Kendrick on Thursday. A warrant was issued for Davis' arrest, and it was not clear Saturday whether he had been taken into custody. The charge carries a penalty of six to 20 years in prison.
Samuel Kendrick arrived at Community Hospital in Munster on Tuesday with deep burns across his legs, feet, groin and buttocks, apparently after having been immersed in very hot water, according to court records.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...24/1006/NEWS01Just 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
05-21-2010, 06:52 AM #2
Carlton Franklin Davis, the former pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana, was charged with "neglect after a son he fathered with a parishioner was hospitalized with burns across his lower body," reported the Indianapolis Star. "Samuel Kendrick [the baby] arrived at Community Hospital in Munster on Tuesday with deep burns across his legs, feet, groin and buttocks, apparently after having been immersed in very hot water, according to court records." Davis had been fired by the New Hope church board in September "after the baby's mother went public with allegations that he had fathered her child... It was the second time the married pastor had been publicly confronted with impregnating a parishioner. In 2002, a woman told church members during a Sunday service that Davis had impreg-nated her 16-year-old daughter."
He apparently has a new gig:
I haven't found any trial or sentencing information on either abuser. Will keep checking.
ETA: It doesn't appear he was even prosecuted. He has no criminal record at all. How convenient for his new gig.
Last edited by Belinda; 05-21-2010 at 07:01 AM.
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