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Authorities nab suspected pedophile, New Brunswick church pastor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick ​pastor ​is facing charges over improper sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, authorities announced on December 1.

Manuel Mora, 52 of South Brunswick, is the pastor for the All Nations Christian Church in New Brunswick, which holds church meetings and activities at the Hub City Teen Center. 

He was arrested on December 1, following an investigation by the New Brunswick police and county ​authorities, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

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While investigating Mora, authorities determined that he had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl, who lived in New Brunswick.

Mora is being held at the Middlesex County jail with no bail, and faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.

Editor Daniel J. Munoz, dmunoz@tapinto.net; twitter.com/DanielMunoz100

 

Read more at: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/new-brunswick/articles/authorities-nab-suspected-pedophile-new-brunswic

JAIL FOR RAPIST PASTOR. . . Freedom bid flops after infecting congregant (16) with STI

Greatness Tapfuma

Greatness Tapfuma

Thandeka Moyo, Court Reporter
A pastor from Cowdray Park in Bulawayo who turned a congregant (16) into a sex slave and infected her with HIV and genital warts will finally serve his 25-year jail term after the High Court dismissed his appeal.

Greatness Tapfuma (33), the founder of Kingdom Rulers International Church had been out on bail pending appeal since 2015 and was rearrested on Monday when he went to the police seeking clearance to hold a crusade following the dismissal of his appeal.

This was after the court failed to deliver the appeal ruling to him.

In a letter addressed to the High Court Registrar, the clerk of court said, “We attempted to serve the accused person with the letter for the courses of action to take but occupants at the house refused to receive the letter. The

Read more at: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/jail-for-rapist-pastor-freedom-bid-flops-after-infecting-congregant-16-with-sti/

JAIL FOR RAPIST PASTOR. . . Freedom bid flops after infecting …

Greatness Tapfuma

Greatness Tapfuma

Thandeka Moyo, Court Reporter
A pastor from Cowdray Park in Bulawayo who turned a congregant (16) into a sex slave and infected her with HIV and genital warts will finally serve his 25-year jail term after the High Court dismissed his appeal.

Greatness Tapfuma (33), the founder of Kingdom Rulers International Church had been out on bail pending appeal since 2015 and was rearrested on Monday when he went to the police seeking clearance to hold a crusade following the dismissal of his appeal.

This was after the court failed to deliver the appeal ruling to him.

In a letter addressed to the High Court Registrar, the clerk of court said, “We attempted to serve the accused person with the letter for the courses of action to take but occupants at the house refused to receive the letter. The

Read more at: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/jail-for-rapist-pastor-freedom-bid-flops-after-infecting-congregant-16-with-sti/

Rapist pastor jailed 22 years

Pastor Onbert Mapfumo

Pastor Onbert Mapfumo

Sheillah Mapani Herald Reporter
By Grace Ministries founder Onbert Mapfumo, who was arrested for raping two female congregants, has been jailed effective 22 years. Mapfumo (39) of Southlea Park in Harare raped the two women at his prayer room in New Canaan, Highfield, Harare.

He was slapped with 14 years for each count, making it a total of 28 years in prison, but six years were suspended on condition of good behaviour. In passing sentence, Harare magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya noted that Mapfumo’s moral blameworthiness was high.

He said Mapfumo presented himself to the church members as if he was next to God. “You have managed to heal the second complainant who was HIV positive such that when she was re-tested she became negative,” said Mr Mujaya.

“This convinced the unsuspecting congregants that you were a true man

Read more at: http://www.herald.co.zw/rapist-pastor-jailed-22-years/

Rapist pastor jailed 22 years | The Herald

Pastor Onbert Mapfumo

Pastor Onbert Mapfumo

Sheillah Mapani Herald Reporter
By Grace Ministries founder Onbert Mapfumo, who was arrested for raping two female congregants, has been jailed effective 22 years. Mapfumo (39) of Southlea Park in Harare raped the two women at his prayer room in New Canaan, Highfield, Harare.

He was slapped with 14 years for each count, making it a total of 28 years in prison, but six years were suspended on condition of good behaviour. In passing sentence, Harare magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya noted that Mapfumo’s moral blameworthiness was high.

He said Mapfumo presented himself to the church members as if he was next to God. “You have managed to heal the second complainant who was HIV positive such that when she was re-tested she became negative,” said Mr Mujaya.

“This convinced the unsuspecting congregants that you were a true man

Read more at: http://www.herald.co.zw/rapist-pastor-jailed-22-years/

Rapist pastor protected by Ohio’s damage cap – The Courier

Raped by her pastor during a counseling session near Columbus, Ohio, a 15-year-old girl and her family sued him and the church for retaining him, despite two previous claims he’d committed sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

A jury awarded them $3.5 million, to compensate for her trauma. But it was reduced to only $250,000 in damages under an Ohio law that limits recoveries to that amount for pain and suffering and other so-called non-economic damages.

In a bitter, divided opinion, Ohio’s high court this month upheld the reduction, rejecting the argument that child sex abuse victims often require a lifetime of psychiatric care.

The majority refused to carve out an exception to the state’s 11-year-old law, passed by Ohio’s legislature to provide “a fair, predictable system of civil

Read more at: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/12/24/rapist-pastor-protected-ohios-damage-cap/95793004/