by Dan Savage
on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 7:51 AM
NOVA SCOTIA: "A former youth pastor has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having child pornography on his computer. Aaron Kenneth Hudgins, 31, of Timberlea pleaded guilty recently in Halifax provincial court to a charge of possession of child pornography.... Hudgins was arrested last Nov. 1 and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography. The arrest followed a three-month investigation by members of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP Internet child exploitation unit. He resigned later that day as a youth pastor at Timberlea Baptist Church."
OKLAHOMA: "Yet another victim has come forward saying Damien Bonner molested her when she was just a teenager. Bonner was the pastor at Galilee Baptist Church and a youth pastor at another, according to police. Tulsa Police say all three victims became associated with Bonner through the churches. Members of Galilee are standing up for Bonner, backing his claims of innocence.... Bonner now faces seven counts of lewd molestation."
VIRGINIA: "Portsmouth police have arrested a Suffolk minister on a charge of rape. Trevon Boone, 39, turned himself in just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday after learning of the charge. Boone is the pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center in Suffolk. According to Portsmouth detectives, Boone came into contact with the alleged victim when he was a minister at a local church.... Misty Holley of the Portsmouth Police Department said they believe there may be more victims. Boone preached his first sermon at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center, located on Nansemond Parkway, in September 2012. He had previously served as a youth pastor at New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries."