Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Pastor David Downs re-arrested

Baptist pastor David Rutherford Downs was re-arrested for sexual battery and lewd and lascivious conduct. The Orange-Osceola State's Attorney's office had elected not to pursue changes just a month before.

The charges stem from allegations that the former Chuluota pastor had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 after over the course of several years.

Downs was first arrested in July 2012 after a victim came forward to law enforcement saying she had been touched and battered by the preacher on numerous occasions throughout her childhood.

He stepped down as pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church after the charges surfaced. Church officials say he is no longer a member.

Source: Ex-Baptist Preacher re-arrested on child-rape charges by Arelis R. Hernandez

I hope that this time we see Pastor Downs faces justice.


Anonymous said...

He faced justice and was released of all charges. It is heartening to know a good man was found not guilty

Anonymous said...

Rev. Downs was acquitted and for good reason. He is innocent of the charges. In Orlando, it doesn't matter if you guilty or innocent. Just the accusation is enough to ruin your life.