Monday, February 25, 2008

COGIC Bishop GUILTY OF CHILD MOLESTATION


Atlanta - Rapists abound in COGIC!!! This story is so disgusting and this man's wife needs her wig readjusted. I have a sincere hatred for child molesters and I hope the good Bishop gets his ass raped WITHOUT VASELINE during his long prison sentence. Once again, COGIC drops the ball when it comes to protecting its sheep. This story was lifted from the AJC.com website.

Pastor convicted of molesting foster child



The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/24/08

A Decatur pastor faces at least 25 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation of his 15-year-old foster child, authorities said.

DeKalb County prosecutors contend Bishop Frederick Kelley, who headed Greater New Macedonia Church of God in Christ, had a history of child molestation and rape involving family members going back 35 years.

Kelley has vehemently proclaimed his innocence.

He was in the DeKalb jail Sunday awaiting a sentencing date after a jury found him guilty Friday of two counts of sexual battery and four counts of child molestation.

The minimum sentence is 25 years. The jury acquitted him of rape.

Kelley was arrested in January 2007 on charges of rape and molestation involving a 15-year-old foster girl in his house.

The pastor proclaimed his innocence in a TV news broadcast.

The newscast prompted three of his relatives to tell police that he molested or raped them years before, said Peter Boehm, the DeKalb prosecutor who handled the case.

"They had thought he stopped — or 'hoped,' I guess, is the better way to say it," Boehm said.

Attempts to reach the Kelley family for comment were unsuccessful Sunday.

Boehm introduced four other child molestation cases, involving Kelley's family members and another foster child, during the eight-day trial in Superior Court that ended Friday.

The first case involved a family member who was 12 years old when the incident allegedly occurred in 1972, Boehm said.

The woman testified at the trial that she awoke one night and found Kelley on top of her. She shoved him off, and Kelley "pretended to be sleepwalking," Boehm said.

Another family member testified that the pastor impregnated her in 1979, when she was 15.

DeKalb prosecutor Boehm alleges that in 1993, Kelley molested the daughter of the first victim.

Kelley eventually targeted foster children he and his wife supported, Boehm said.

Besides the 15-year-old who filed the charges for which Kelley was prosecuted, another foster daughter, age 14, testified the defendant inappropriately touched her when he came into her bedroom one night in 2006 but claimed to be "praying over her."

Kelley's wife testified that her husband was guilty only of an adulterous affair with the girl who became pregnant in 1979.

The Kelleys raised the baby he fathered as their own child, Boehm said.

That affair was the only sexual misconduct Kelley and his wife acknowledged, Boehm said.

"They denied all the others," he said.


Find this article at:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/02/24/bishop_0225.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

16 comments:

New Black Woman said...

Wow...

I wonder if any family members noticed any signs and may have brushed them off.

focusedpurpose said...

thank you for picking up this story. this behavior is more common than people want to acknowledge or believe.

unfortunately little and not so little black girls are the victims of the "smart" pedophiles. we must change this. i am committed. thank you again.

blessings!
focusedpurpose

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

damk what is this worlld coming too

DJ Black Adam said...

"Rapists abound in COGIC..."

Did the Church of God in Christ know that this guy was a molestor and keep him in his position?

Mari-Djata said...

Organized religion is so hypocritical. How can somebody denounce homosexuality as being an abomonation when that person is touching little boys and raping little girls? How can the pastor who isn't doing these things not battle these hypocrites and still have the audacity to come down on the gays when ish is going down in their own backyards? Foolishness.

BLKSeaGoat said...

DJ Black Adam,

Yes they did, but they refused to issue a statement condemning him for it. They cited the scripture in James that talks about "if your brother is overtaken in a fault...restore him...blah, blah, blah".

The same apologist bullshit they preach to keep wife beaters and womanizers in COGIC pulpits across the country.

Yasmeen Christian said...

I am never shocked by this stuff anymore, he deserves whatever happens to him.

g-e-m2001 said...

WOW,

I never knew how messed up the world was until I started blogging.

I was truly blessed to have decent parents who watched us like hawks.

clnmike said...

Damn this church is not to far from me.

The thing is that I am never surprised by these things any more.

Woman in Transition said...

I remember this church when I lived in there. Yes, this type of abuse is uncomfortably common in the church (don't forget Earl Paulk), along with other abuses. He has an impressionable following, too.

hotnesa2005 said...

well i think that its really not the COGIC fault because he had everyone fool.Like i thought he was a cool dude when he came 2 my church n i didnt kno he was like so yea the COGIC needs 2 be more careful but u cant fault them for how people are. I kno his wife she should be in jail wit him cuz she is a part of the whole thing 2 the only reason y she trying 2 play dumb is so she can cont. 2 get them checks that bishops wifes get she aint foolin me i kno she was in on everything.

Bishop Jon Calvin Brown Sr. said...

Indeed this is a situation that is not good at all. However the question that is still un answered is, it it true! The harddest thing to do is to judge another person without knowing the truth. As far as the COGIC, YOU CAN NOT BLAME THE ORGANAZATION. Nevertheless if we where to investagate the organzation I am sure we will find more than this one case!

BLKSeaGoat said...

Bishop,

Who are you, the obvious police? This pedophile was CONVICTED of all the crimes he stood on trial for.

You can investigate COGIC as an organization and I have more than 1 post on this blog that documents COGIC's deliberate and purposeful ineptness to protect its sheep from perverts.

I have no idea what you were trying to convey by responding to this post so you may want to clarify your position.

In any case, I will not edit the post, redact my previous statements, nor will I EVER be silent about my criticisms of COGIC, the church, or any religious body or leader.

You, as a Christian and a self-appointed Bishop, AND A GUARDIAN AND PROTECTOR of the spirtual lives of prishoners, should be the last person denefending the actions of COGIC.

Bishop Jon Calvin Brown Sr. said...

First and foremost, I am the least among anyone to be a judge. As far as being self appointed as a Bishop, I will not respond to something that is foolish in my own opion. Nevertheless, I am not nor will I ever condon such an act as child molestation. However, I do understand that everyone who has been convicted of a crime is not guilty. To take the postion of everyone who is in jail is guilty to me is foolish. Have you ever been accused of something you did not do? Regardless to what others may say or have said. A conviction was handed down indeed. All we can do is pray that whatever happen, it will not be repeated if it really happen. As far as the COGIC or any religious group, it is time for us to stopp passing judgement and learn how to love one another. Is it not what Jesus did. Therefore if we are to be like him, then we need to learn how to forgive and not sit on the seat of Judgement.

BLKSeaGoat said...

Calvin,

You embody the ethos of a typical black male apologist. Did you even read the AJC article? Both the good Bishop AND his wife acknowledge the sexual impropriety and molestation of the foster daughter that resulted in the birth of a child. To conceal his crime from the church, the bishop and his wife took the child from their FOSTER DAUGHTER WHO THE BISHOP RAPED and claimed and reared it as their own.

You keep loving child molesters and pedophiles; I'll keep writing about them.

BLKSeaGoat said...

BTW,

Follow the link to the AJC STORY TO GET THE .PDF transcripts of the complaint against him.

Read it and think about your position of defending that bishop again. In fact, type in COGIC on my blog and read the other stories about sexual violence that SHEPHERDS committed against their flocks.