This one’s out of Denver — the Reverend Michael Peters of 2nd Baptist Church in Boulder was arrested in connection with the sexual abuse of a child. The girl was in the church choir (and served as his baby sitter). She had been seeking counsel from Peters regarding an earlier sexual assault, so Peters preyed upon a completely emotionally exposed, vulnerable girl to get his rocks off. Sick bastard. (Denver Post):
“We initiated an investigation approximately a week ago into an allegation made regarding the Rev. Michael Peters,” said police spokesman Detective John White. “Mr. Peters was arrested on Tuesday for investigation of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.”
Detective Ken Klaus said, in an affidavit, that he was questioning the young woman in connection with an earlier sexual- assault case when she told him of the alleged incidents involving Peters, who she said was then a pastor at the 2nd Baptist Church in Boulder, which she attended. The alleged victim said Peters, who was her choir director and the youth minister for the church, was counseling her beginning in mid-2003 in connection with the earlier sexual assault, according to the affidavit.
She told police she met with Peters a couple of times a week. Sometimes they went dancing, sometimes they would sit for hours in front of her home, sometimes she would babysit his children at his Denver home. On some occasions, she said, Peters would fondle her through her clothes, the affidavit reported.
One night, while she was 17, she spent the night on a couch at Peters’ home after babysitting. The next morning he engaged in sexual intercourse with her in his bedroom, the document said.
Tack this one on to the Conservative Values Monitor board.
Thanks to Blender Pam for the pointer.