We applaud police for pursuing this case. We are sad for the victim, but are grateful that this youngster is cooperating with law enforcement.
And we’re sad that the church’s pastor refused to talk with the media. He has an opportunity to act cowardly and say nothing or act courageously and compassionately by urging others who may have seen, suspected or suffered the young leader’s crimes to step forward. We hope he’ll show real leadership and help police and prosecutors resolve this tragic situation.