NC--Accused church child molester was also in Charlotte
For immediate release: Monday, July 11, 2016
A South Carolina native who spent time in Charlotte and was a teacher and church elder is now accused of molesting a child. We urge his former Jehovah’s Witness colleagues and supervisors – in SC, NC and California (where he now faces criminal charges) to aggressively seek out any current or former church members who may have also been hurt by this predator.
Jason Gorski reportedly “continuous(ly) sexually abused a child” from 2007 to 2009, according to a news release last week from the Buena Park Police Department in Orange County CA.
We hope anyone with information or suspicions about his crimes will step up and call law enforcement. This is more apt to happen if Jehovah’s Witness officials act like real shepherds, not cold-hearted CEOs, and use their vast resources to do thorough outreach.
No matter what lawmakers or church officials do or don’t do, we urge every single person who saw, suspected or suffered child sex crimes and cover ups in schools, churches or other institutions to protect kids by calling police, get help by calling therapists, expose wrongdoers by calling law enforcement, get justice by calling attorneys, and be comforted by calling support groups like ours. This is how kids will be safer, adults will recover, criminals will be prosecuted, cover ups will be deterred and the truth will surface.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Police: Fort Mill man sexually abused boy while a teacher, church leader in Calif.
Jason Gorski is charged with sexually abusing a boy from 2007 to 2009
Gorski was the victim’s teacher and an elder in their Jehovah’s Witness congregation, police say
Investigators expect additional victims to come forward
BY TEDDY KULMALA, email@example.com, JULY 6, 2016
A Fort Mill man is accused of sexually abusing a boy while working as a school teacher and church leader in California, according to authorities.
Jason Gorski, 43, was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to a news release from the Buena Park Police Department in California. He was released from the Orange County jail on $100,000 bond.
Gorski is accused of . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.