While Bishop Eddie Long remains free to sashay across the pulpit at his church in Atlanta, another pastor was arrested for coercing young boys into having having sex. Billy Eckstine McCurdy, 58, (pictured) who's pastor at Revival Temple Church of God in Christ in Las Vegas, was arrested Friday on 11 sexual abuse charges, five years after a similar case against him was dropped, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The new charges involve two teen boys who said McCurdy forced them into sexual relationships with him. They told police he used his position in the church and Bible scriptures to force them into sex acts, authorities said. Both boys testified at a grand jury, which indicted McCurdy Thursday on six counts of sexual assault and five counts of open or gross lewdness. Detectives said they believe other victims have not come forward. McCurdy spent a lot of time with young people, including youth trips to Arizona and California, police said. He also held events with young men at his home on 700 block of Heritage Cliff Ave., near Alexander Road and Revere Street in North Las Vegas, including sleepovers. And he often allowed teens to live with him for long periods, which was the situation with the two victims in the latest case, police said.....In the 2005 case, North Las Vegas police arrested McCurdy after a boy told investigators the pastor tried to fondle him while they slept in the same bed. The teen told police he and other high schoolers were at McCurdy's house for a swim and slumber party. After swimming the children split up and went to bed. The teen was planning to sleep on the floor in McCurdy's bedroom, but the pastor invited him into his bed. The boy woke up a couple of hours later when he felt McCurdy put the boy's hand on McCurdy's genitals, according to police. McCurdy then moved his hand toward the boy's pants, but the boy left and walked to a relative's house. Many of McCurdy's flock publicly stood behind him, though he was suspended by the church after the arrest. The district attorney's office later declined to prosecute McCurdy, citing questions about evidence in the case.Remember, Ms Long did encourage folks to live like him so perhaps this hypocritical pedophile was doing just that. According to police, pastor McCurdy raped these boys between April 2007 and October 2009. He remains in jail without bail. As he should!
In related news: Pastor Michael Campbell, 46, of Deland, Fla. was arrested Sunday and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct. Why? Well, pastor Campbell is a also a funeral home employee and an acting coach. According to police, he used the funeral home hearse to pick up a 15-year-old girl from her home after telling her father he needed some help at the funeral home. After dropping off a body at the airport, he told the girl she could make money as a model and help out her disabled mother. He then pulled the hearse to the side of the road and had the girl partially disrobe. He then took her to a motel to perform "skits", and told her that the "skits" where how Britney Spears and Beyoncè had got their start. He ran the same game on a 13-year-old girl.
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