A second abuse charge

by aarque 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • aarque

    I guess this speaks for itself

    Minister charged with child rape Jehovah's Witnesses member accused of 1970s sex assaults By JOAO FERREIRA, Standard-Times staff writer

    This story appeared on Page A3 of The Standard-Times on January 3, 2003.

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  • Matty

    Further coverage of the very same story (Can someone move this to JW News section?)

    Minister Charged With Sex Crimes

    Alleged Victims Claim Abuse Happened 20 Years Ago

    POSTED: 5:39 p.m. EST January 2, 2003
    UPDATED: 7:55 p.m. EST January 2, 2003

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A Seekonk minister was arraigned Thursday on child sex charges.

    Heroux, 74, is connected to the Kingdom Hall on Arcade Avenue in Seekonk, News Channel 10's Carmen Castellanos reported.

    Heroux allegedly abused a 5-year-old girl and a boy. The alleged victims said the abuse happened more than 20 years ago when the suspect lived in Attleboro.

    The alleged victims told News Channel 10 they were forced into silence by the elders at their Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall. They said they disassociated themselves from the church and never knew each other was a victim until last year when the district attorney began investigating.

    They said they are relieved that Heroux is finally being prosecuted, but are still concerned about other children.

    Heroux was released on personal recognizance.

    Edited by - matty on 3 January 2003 16:15:7

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    I hope that while Ralph Heroux is sitting at home he'll consider suicide.

    Edited by - Nathan Natas on 3 January 2003 20:47:39

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