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Monday, May 12, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on May 12 at 11:46 AM


Ex-youth pastor pleads guilty in sexual assault of teen boy

A 40-year-old former youth minister plead guilty yesterday to charges of deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of a 15-year-old boy. James Wilkerson, who also uses the name James Haynes, was then sentenced as a result of a negotiated plea to a mandatory minimum of five to 10 years in state prison, followed by three years of probation.

Wilkerson was a youth minister at the Summerfield-Siloam United Methodist Church in Kensington when he improperly touched the boy from November 2006 to May 2007…. The teen knew Wilkerson from attending his prayer services and karate classes at the church.

James Wilkerson made his first appearance in Youth Pastor Watch back in October of 2007. A story then included this quote from Wilkerson’s victim:

“He told me that now I was a part of his family and that now all of his secrets would become mine,” the teen testified. “He told me that in order to become a great martial artist, I would have to do things that normal people wouldn’t necessarily do. He said I had to become a bisexual.”

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This would be less of a problem if the youth involved were slightly more able to stand up for themselves. A great martial artist? How would any 15 year old buy that?

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | May 12, 2008 11:50 AM

@1 I'm going to try that next Friday night.

Posted by Gloria | May 12, 2008 11:54 AM


Yes, why aren't the offspring of the religious so gullible? Is it because of brainwashing or is it that they've recieved inferior genes from their equally religious parents?

Posted by yucca flower | May 12, 2008 11:58 AM

Fact: Chuck Norris is bisexual.

Posted by jackie treehorn | May 12, 2008 12:05 PM

Because we all know that the greatest virtue Mr. Miyagi imparted to Daniel-san was his insatiable love of man ass.

Posted by Hernandez | May 12, 2008 12:07 PM

Well, I'm guessing, as in any so-called "walk of life", that someone who wants a need met is usually pretty good at picking out his target audience, and adjusting his message to something he/she/they will respond to. Something tells me this fifteen-year old was a little impressionable. I don't think religion has anything to do with it. Cf. The Secret, Oprah Winfrey, Obama (just kidding).

Posted by el | May 12, 2008 12:07 PM

your first clue not to trust your youth pastor is when he "uses" 2 names.

who the fuck "uses" 2 names, except people in show business?

Posted by max solomon | May 12, 2008 12:13 PM

If you want to be a ninja you gotta like the hole and the pole.

Posted by monkey | May 12, 2008 12:22 PM

What kind of church has karate classes?!

Posted by Bub | May 12, 2008 1:47 PM

Boy, I was in the wrong church at fifteen.

Posted by Vince | May 12, 2008 2:50 PM

I'm bisexual - does that automatically make me a great martial artist? Cause that would, like, rule.

Posted by Schweighsr | May 12, 2008 5:11 PM

Dan did it again! He disproved the existence of God by finding news stories about youth pastors who sexually abuse youth!

God is dead.

Posted by Bob | May 12, 2008 7:22 PM

when i sucked my first cock i gained the knowledge of how to kill a person using only one finger.... muhahahhahaha!

Posted by high and bi | May 13, 2008 1:21 PM

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