Friday, August 13, 2010

Pastor Robert Dando arrested

RobertDando Baptist pastor Robert Dando was arrested in Oakton, Va, on child molestation charges. His wife is vice president of the Boy’s Brigade. Um… I don’t like where this is heading.

He is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery of a victim under 13. A spokesman for the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office said Dando is being held without bond in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. His next court date is Sept. 23 at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Amanda Allchorn, head of communications for the Baptist Union of Great Britain, said in a statement on behalf of the congregation that Dando "has tendered his resignation from Worcester Park Baptist Church with immediate effect." She said the church and Dando's family "would welcome some space at this difficult time."

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This is a first, Dando is a British Baptist. I thought Baptists were an American thing. We export them to other industrialized nations too?