A criminal trial has renewed interest in a civil lawsuit pending appeal alleging a massive cover-up of sexual abuse in a ministry with ties to high-profile Southern Baptists.

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A former member of a church accused of covering up child sex abuse has been found guilty on all counts.

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A civil lawsuit alleging what is called the largest evangelical abuse cover-up so far is stalled over a statute of limitations, but a criminal trial this week is bringing attention to alleged victims.

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:21

Former pastor charged with abuse

Police suspect a Baptist minister charged with sex crimes at a church in Arkansas may have committed similar acts at other churches he served in the past.

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A Baptist church that made news two years ago for allowing a registered sex offender to preach is now free to allow children in worship services.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:37

Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

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SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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Monday, 10 March 2014 09:56

Minister sentenced for child sex abuse

While an Alabama Baptist church endures an abuse scandal, another in Mississippi accused in the past of harboring a predator will host a conference aimed at prevention.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 10:28

Facebook helps police nab Baptist preacher

Police in Kentucky say social media helped identify a man accused of indecent exposure as a Southern Baptist pastor who was shopping with his 7-year-old son.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:19

Youth minister charged with indecency

Adam Epperson, minister of students at Raymond Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., for 11 years, was arrested Feb. 11 on a single charge of gratification of lust.

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