I smell a rat. Pastor Royce C. Shorter has a history as pastor who raped children. He went to prison for the crime 25 years ago. Now he is back in court on new charges, and using the same MO. He owns a church and a music business which he runs from the same building. He gives private music lessons to children without outside supervision. And now he’s been charged with raping a 15-year-old female student. But that’s not all. Police have identified 4 additional victims and there may be many as 25 victims in total.
A Renton minister is being held on $350,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to accusations he raped a teenage girl during music lessons at his Seattle studio.
Royce C. Shorter was arraigned Thursday morning at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle on two counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree child molestation.
Note to parents: Did you trust this man with your children because of the façade of godliness he maintained? My advice is never trust a pastor with your kids. Its your job to protect them and not to serve them up as a meal. All the warning signs were there. A self owned and managed church. a large ego. No pastoral oversight. the over the top godliness. Earning a living off the people he was supposed to serve. Private lessons in a secluded building. Did you tied a bow around your daughters when you dropped them off for lessons?