Woman files multi-million dollar lawsuit, claims minister molested her for years
HOUSTON—A former United Methodist Minister is named in a multi-million dollar civil suit filed by a woman who claims that she was sexually abused for years while senior church members failed to take any action to prevent it.
“He had complete control over my mind and my body,” said the woman referred to as Jane Doe in court documents.
Doe read from a prepared statement at her Houston attorney’s office.
“We lived as husband and wife in private, but in public I had to call him daddy,” she said.
The suit alleges that Kendall Graham and his wife invited the victim to move in with them when she was 10 years old after her mother had died.
At the time, Graham was serving as a United Methodist Minister for a church in Port Arthur. The suit claims Graham began to sexually abuse the victim when she was 14, an...
Read the whole story here: http://www.khou.com/news/Pastor-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit-141694183.html
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
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.