California Index

Alameda CountyJehova Witnesses LawsuitNorth Fremont Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New YorkIn her lawsuit, Conti, now 26, said from 1995-1996, when she was 9 and 10 years old and a member of the North Fremont Congregation of Jehovah\'s Witnesses, she was repeatedly molested by a fellow congregant, Jonathan,6/16/2012Candace Conti Lawsuit
AnaheimGreg TuckerAnaheim First Church of the NazareneThe church settled lawsuits by two women, who said Tucker, then 22, molested them when they were 16North County Times, April 17, 2002archived
Jose Rama CampoverdeMinisterio Cristo Vive ChurchPleaded guilty to one felony count of lewd acts on a child under 14, five felony counts of lewd acts on a child and two misdemeanor counts of child, 8/5/2010Pastor gets 6 years for sexual assault of 4 girls
BakersfieldJason Chad LarsenMormon MissionaryCharged with 1 felony count of child molestationBakersfield Californian, 5/24/97archived
FresnoCalvin Eugene MooreKing Solomon Baptist ChurchArrested for an alleged sexual relationship he had with a teenage boyThe Fresno Bee; 10/16/2002Fresno pastor arrested after sex allegations
Paul HurthHeritage Baptist ChurchKilled his lover\'s husbandAP, 8/15/2000Former Fresno Police Chaplain Convicted Of Voluntary Manslaughter Asks For Verdict To Be Thrown Out

Ex-Officer is convicted of killing lovers husband

FullertonJames C TruxtonFirst Evangelical Free Church in FullertonAt least 7 church members in their 20s & 30s said they were molested by Truxton as childrenNational & International Religion Report_ 10/19/92Former church elder held in molestation
GlendaleWalter Heroldo SolisGlendale Spanish 7th-day Adventist Church in GlendaleCharged with molesting 3 girls. Committed suicide before it went to trial.LA Times, 12/1/1989Pastor facing trial apparent suicide victim
Humboldt CountyJeff BeltzAssoc. Pastor, Hydesville Community ChurchAssaulting, 8/11/2014Hydesville pastor arrested for assaulting wife
Los AngelesFr. Juan CorreaOld Catholic ChurchArrested on allegations of sodomizing a 21-year-old Colombian man at knife-pointAP, 12/16/1998archived
Cantor Stuart FriedmanSynagogue in CanadaArrested in Baltimore, MD.; Plead guilty to one count of distributing child pornographyLA Times, 3/2/1999Former Cantor arrested
Paul Henry IlgerHope Chapel of the ValleyFailing to register as a sex offenderAP, 4/3/2003Ex-pastor sentenced as lapsed sex offender
Faith Healer Carlos Hugo CatalanUnknown15 counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, three counts of lewd acts with a child and one count of child molestationReuters, 5/18/2000;, 3/13/2002Assaults in a cloak of faith
Michael Stephen BakerPriest, Los Angeles ArchdioceseLos Angeles' most prolific child molester, with estimates of at least 23-28 victims, one of whom is known to have been as young as age 5bishopaccountability.orgSummary case of Michael Steven Baker
La CrucesMarty A HynesFirst Assembly of GodCharged with 8 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and one count of attempted criminal sexual contact of a minorLas Cruces Sun-News, March 24, 2003Trial of Youth Pastor Begins
ManatecaRobert CoxYouth Pastor, The Place of Refuge church in MantecaMurder and fugitive from, 6/9/2014;, 6/8/2014California pastor charged with murder
MurrietaMatthias AndersonPastor, New Wine Ministries in OceansideArrested for allegedly having sex with teenage girlFox, 11/2/2011Pastor arrested for allegedly having sex with teenage girl
NorwalkJorge Juan CastroAsst Pastor, Las Buenas Nuevas in NorwalkCharged with sexually assaulting women news, 1/20/2014Norwalk pastor arrested for sexual assault

California pastor charged with assaulting parishioners

OakdaleTyler BlissYouth Pastor, Bethel Assembly of God ChurchArrested on child pornography, 2/17/2014Oakdale youth minister arrested on child porn charges
OaklandCharles ThomasFoothill Missionary Baptist ChurchHaving sex with a 15-year-old girl from his congregationKPIX TV, 12/11/2001Oakland minister accused of rape
Orange CountyFred Kenton BeshoreBible Institute of the AirCharged with influencing the testimony of a witness, a felony; bribery plot.Orange Co. Register, 2/28/1989; 3/1/1989;, 2/28/1989Minister arrested in Alleged Bribery Plot in Molestation Case

Articles about Fred Kenton Beshore

Victor James WellenChristian School TeacherFor six years beginning in 2004, the teacher committed lewd acts on minors at the By R. Scott Moxley Tue., Jul. 23 2013Christian school teacher with panty fetish loses lewd act appeal
OrovilleJesse Daniel RuhlAsst Pastor, Pleasant Valley Baptist ChurchAlleged relationship with a 16-year-old girl that was first reported in February, 3/10/2012Warrant issued for former Chico church staff member
OttowaWalter HoweBaptist lay minister, church unknownAdmitted to abusing 8 girls between ages 5 and 15 in the 60sThe Ottawa Citizen, 9/2/94archived
PasadenaJohn GottusoRan a church and Christian schoolSentenced for demonstrating a sex act with a teenage girlLos Angeles Times, 4/28/1998Man with sex abuse history runs school

John Gottuso sentencing

PetalumaRabbi Sidney GoldenbergunknownFelony molestation charge involving a 12-year-old girl6/19/1997, Chronicle North Bay Bureau, 12/18/1996Rabbi arrested in molestation of 12 yr old

Former Petaluma Rabbi gets 3 years for molesting a child

SalinasDonald DomellePastor and Christian school administrator of Baptist Temple of Salinas, in Salinas, CAAccused of sexually molesting his adopted daughter and a handicapped girl. Admitted to two felony counts of lewd conduct with a childMonterey Herald, 1/20/2006Pastor gets 15 to life for molesting two girls

Pastor faces new molestation charges

San BernardinoRoy LongDeacon, First Baptist Church of HesperiaPleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with minors and molesting girls under the age of, 4/7/2008an Bernardino Church Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Stephen James HowardPastor of Muscoy United Methodist ChurchArrested and charged with lewd acts with a child under 14, oral copulation with a person under 18 and sodomy with a person under 18CBS Los Angeles, 3/14/2014San Bernadino pastor arrested on suspicion of child molestation
San DiegoBarry MinkowSan Diego Community Bible ChurchAgain convicted of fraud, this time for stealing money from the parishioners of San Diego Community Bible, 1/22/2014Conman-turned-pastor convicted of cheating church
San FranciscoGary Willard HambrightSouthern Baptist MinisterAccused of molesting dozens of children at the Presidio daycare in San Francisco. Between 60-102 tots were suspected victims of child sexual abuse by HambrightSan Jose Mercury News, 1/5/90; Orange Co. Register, 1/6/90 - San Francisco Chronicle, 11/5/87; Wall Street Journal, 11/16/1987Army will close child care center due to child molestations
Ventje Cornelis SingkohPastor at the Indonesian Pentecostal Foursquare Church and Golden Gate Christian ChurchLewd acts on a, 8/12/2014Pastor arrest for lewd acts on a minor
San JosePablo Geraldo BoasJubilee Christian Center, San JoseCharged with 2 felony counts of lewd & lascivious conduct with children, stemming from assaults on 4 boys, ages 10-15, at the churchL.A. Times, 12/19/92, San Francisco Examiner,1/10/1993Brentwood man held in 90s molestation
David Ernest BrimmerJubilee Christian Center, San JoseCharged with 5 felony counts of lewd & lascivious conduct with children, stemming from assaults on 4 boys, ages 10-15, at the churchL.A. Times, 12/19/92, San Francisco Examiner,1/10/1993Pastor of San Jose's largest church is convicted of molesting boys
Church on the Hill, also known as The First Baptist Church, of San JoseLawsuit alleging the Church enabled an alleged sexual predator named Keith Woodhouse to molest a then seven-year-old 8/21/2013Sexual Molestation Lawsuit against Church on the Hill
San Luis ObispoJon L. WalkerPastor, Springfield Baptist ChurchSentenced to 18 years in prison for molesting a relative for 2-1/2 years, beginning when she was 13San Luis Obispo Telegram Tribune_ 8/5/1992archived
Santa CruzDouglas BoudinotKent Covenant ChurchCharged with 2 counts of rape while leading a Christian youth groupSeattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/23/1989archived
Sierra VistaJohn Adams MarshallSierra Vista Baptist ChurchSexual AssaultInland Valley Daily Bulletin 1/15/1994archived
Sonoma CountyDick BrunerChrist Church North Bay in NovatoMolested a 13 yr old boyThe Petaluma Argus-Courier, Oct. 10, 2001Petaluma pastor faces molestation trial
TemeculaKerry Clyde MartinPastor, Temcula Valley Baptist ChurchRepeated rape of 14 yr old girlThe Californian, Dec. 8, 2002Child sex abuse reaches far beyond Catholic Church
VacavilleRandall Wayne BrewerFaith Community Church in CovinaArrested this time on suspicion of arson on an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy and stalkingAP, Kansas City Star, 1/13/2014archived
Mark LewisFellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville,arrested on suspicion of firebombing his ex-girlfriend's house while six people were, 1/14/2014Mark Lewis, California Pastor, Says He's Innocent Of Firebombing Ex-girlfriend's House

California pastor arrested on suspicion of arson

West CovinaRandall Wayne BrewerFaith Community Church in CovinaCharged with 3 counts of oral copulation with a Redlands teenager who said he was bribed and molestedSan Gabriel Valley Tribune 6/18/1988 archived

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