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...
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