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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days....

Florida: Pastor James Harris arrested for filming high school football players having sex in return for the promise of NFL careers. Some say this has gone on for decades.
California: Father Antonio Cortes arrested for unlawful sexual behavior with a minor.
Kansas: Pastor Alfred White nearly beats woman to death in dispute over whether he fathered her baby.
West Virginia: Pastor Timothy Edmunds sentenced to 10-20 years for sexual assault of minor.
Arizona: Pastor Charles Carfrey charged with sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, and running a crime syndicate.
California: Pastors Richard and Philip Cunningham (father and son) charged with embezzling over $1M from their church.
Delaware: Pastor Timothy McDorman arrested for rape and possession of child pornography.
Washington: Youth minister Bryce Record charged with molesting five girls and one boy ages 3-9 years old.
New York: Pastors Gregorio Gonzalez and Gerardo Bello charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud in selling of bogus immigration papers.
Missouri: Pastor David Ballinger confesses to molesting two girls under 14.

This week's winner:
New York - Four ministers in the Queens-based Local Christian Assembly Church charged with defrauding congregants of $9.3M in an investment scam that "preyed on the elderly and disabled." The men of God spent their parishioners' millions on jewelry, vacations, designer clothes, and a $200,000 Bentley.

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