Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A pastor and a rapist

An alleged serial rapist was arrested in Fresno, he was a pastor at International Crossroads Community Church. He liked to hold butcher knifes to the throats of his victims while raping them. Did I mention he was already a registered sex offender?

Fresno police say Anthony Ireland was repeatedly targeting random women along Highway 99 near Olive Avenue, a well known place to pick up prostitutes.

Lt. Don Gross, Fresno Police Department, says "He identified women who were walking along the sidewalk, picked them up, and took them to a secluded location where he sexually assaulted them."

Monday Ireland was charged with 4 felony counts of forcible rape with special circumstances. He could face additional punishment since there are multiple victims and he used a dangerous weapon.

Source: ABC30.com: A Fresno Minister Is Under Arrest

Whatever happened to background checks?


Rhea said...

I don't know anything about the church that he was the pastor of...was it perhaps a church that he started, which might be why there was never a background check done?

Angie said...

It makes you want to bang your head on the wall. All this talk of how atheists are just crazy and will do any depraved thing because we don't believe in God...let's see, the last time I molested a child was...umm...huh. Can't really think of any child molesting. I must not be a very good atheist.