Jeriah Mast, Millersburg Ohio, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting minors.
The judge addressed the church before sentencing, citing that Jeriah started molesting before heading to Haiti and was still left to molest 30 or more poor children. “Why?!”
Accolades of his transformation spoken, and the assurance that Jeriah is repentant and safe around children, left that one question unaddressed.
It is a question the church and para-church organizations need to take seriously, and account for. Because it is an ongoing problem. And what a tragedy that it is a judge who has to ask it, when it should be every pastor and leader and Christian.
We can do better. We must do The one victim who spoke showed great courage. It has been a hard road for all victims. And his family count among such victims.
Pray for them. Pray for all involved.
God is just. He is love.
Post Gazette Article: Ohio ex-missionary sentenced to 9 years in prison in child sex abuse cases
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© Trudy Metzger 2019
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