VA- Disturbing new court records emerge regarding Richmond Outreach Center
Disturbing court records in Texas have been released about the Pastor Geronimo Aguilar case.
A Richmond TV station reports:
"The documents also state the girl's parents claim they caught the pastor in the act (of sexually abusing a girl) and that the pastor admitted to it. The arrest warrants detail statements from at least half a dozen witnesses in the case."
And a Texas newspaper reports Aguilar’s former supervisor saying that he “suspected” Aguilar “was abusing prescription medication.”
If even a portion of this is true, it's time for Aguilar's defenders to at least be silent. Better still, they should publicly apologize for their hurtful comments professing Aguilar’s alleged innocence and essentially calling his victims liars.
It’s also time for other individuals and institutions to distance themselves from the Richmond Outreach Center until steps are taken to undo the harm cause by Pastor Aguilar, Pastor Helmlinger and the board.
Contact - Becky Ianni of Burke VA, Virginia SNAP director (703-801-6044, SNAPvirginia@gmail.com), David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com)
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
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