NV - Pastor working in Las Vegas arrested for crimes in MD
Church officials in Las Vegas should immediately reach out to their congregation and see if any kids in their flock were abused by Nathaniel Morales.
It is rare for a child abuser to only strike once or in one location, and we fear that there are more victims of Morales outside of Maryland. We urge church officials to immediately and aggressively seek out anyone who may have been hurt by this man.
Our hearts ache for the victims of Morales, but we are grateful that they will be able to have their day in court. Too often, because of the predator friendly statute of limitations, predators are able to escape justice for their crimes. We hope that this case will open the eyes of lawmakers and serve as an example of the positive things that can come from a criminal trial for child sex abusers.
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.