Spokane, Washington – Authorities have arrested a Spokane Valley man accused of raping and molesting several young girls dating back to the 1950s.
The Spokesman-Review reported that the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the 85-year-old suspect was taken into custody last week after a months-long investigation.
Court documents say detectives have identified at least nine alleged victims, who were between the ages of 4 and 13 when they were abused. They include a neighbor of the suspect, as well as his current and former relatives.
The suspect, who has no apparent conviction history, now faces charges of child rape, molestation and unlawful imprisonment.
He remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.
A Texarkana clergyman accused of sexual misconduct with two girls he met through church pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felonies and a misdemeanor in a Miller County, Ark., courtroom.
Farren was arrested twice in August on warrants accusing him of sexual misconduct. He is currently free on a total $40,000 bond.
Earlier this month a criminal information was signed by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Connie Mitchell charging Farren with nine felonies and one misdemeanor. Counts one through seven allege Farren had sex with a minor, “and was in a position of trust or authority over the victim and used the position of trust or authority to engage in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity,” with the girl.
All seven counts of first-degree sexual assault allegedly occurred beginning in April 2013 and continuing through August 2013. Count eight alleges Farren engaged in sexual contact with the same girl beginning in April 2012 and continuing through August 2013.
Count nine accuses Farren of engaging in sexual contact with a second girl in 2007. The tenth count alleges Farren violated a law which requires him as a member of the clergy to report child abuse. Farren is accused of knowing a child was a likely victim of abuse in 2012 and failed to notify authorities.
Farren’s Facebook page continues to identify him as lead pastor of Anchor Church in Texarkana. Farren has worked as a pastor and youth minister at other area churches as well.
If convicted, Farren faces six to 30 years on each of the seven first-degree sexual abuse charges. The two second-degree charges are punishable by six to 20 years. All of the nine felonies includes the possibility of a $15,000 fine. The misdemeanor charge involving alleged violation of the mandatory reporting law is punishable by up to a year in the Miller County jail and a fine up to $2,500.
A Bangor man accused of sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl has been indicted by a grand jury on numerous charges.
In court documents, the girl describes three incidents in three months where she claims Jack abused her–including showing her porn.
In one instance, she says he told her not to tell anyone because “they’ll take me away.”
Police say they found hundreds of sexually explicit images, some of minors on jack’s computers and phones.
Jack is being held at the Penobscot County Jail on $50,000 bail.
and now a Hillsboro woman has officially been indicted and charged with sex abuse. (KPTV)
HILLSBORO, Ore. — She was fired from a homeless shelter for allegedly having sex with an at-risk teenager, and now a Hillsboro woman has officially been indicted and charged with sex abuse.
KPTV reports police arrested 28-year-old Danielle Adams the day before Thanksgiving after a grand jury indicted her on charges of child sex abuse and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Police say Adams had sex with a 17-year-old boy at Safe Place for Youth in Hillsboro, a shelter for homeless and at-risk youth.
Boys and Girls Aid of Oregon operates the shelter, and after watching surveillance footage of the night in question, program leaders say it was clear what happened and fired Adams immediately.
Adams wasn’t home when FOX 12 stopped by her apartment, but a man there said she is anxious to get her side of the story in front of the public.
According to Adams’ Facebook page, she is a psychology grad student at Pacific University.
The alleged victim’s mother, who only wants to be known as “Lisa,” told FOX 12 that makes this even more upsetting.
“Before she provided the alcohol, before she engaged in sexual acts with him, she first befriended him,” Lisa said. “She first gained his trust and she used her education to do that. That takes it to a whole other level.”
Lisa says her son is in counseling, but he doesn’t like to talk about what happened and he’s been regressing for weeks.
“Immediately after this incident, even before charges occurred, suddenly I’m getting reports that he’s breaking curfew,” she said.
Adams posted bail last week, so for now, she is out of custody. She will go to court for her arraignment on December 5, and Lisa plans to be there.
“I want her to look me in the face and know who I am,” she said. “I want her to know that what she did, damaged a child.”