Friday, January 17, 2014

Pastor Jeffrey Nichols arrested

Why send your child to a Baptist school when the pastor who runs it is likely to abuse your child?

"Parents and employees at a small Baptist school in Attleboro were ‘devastated’ when they heard the school’s principal had been charged with sexually abusing a student on campus over nearly five years, and the alleged victim said she felt ‘relieved’ after speaking to police.

The Rev. Jeffrey Nichols, 47, principal of Grace Baptist Christian Academy and assistant pastor at an affiliated church, was arrested early Tuesday after an 18-year-old senior reported to Attleboro police that he had ‘victimized’ her from September 2008 to June 2013, according to a police report obtained by the Herald. Nichols was arraigned Tuesday and is being held on $25,000 cash bail."

Source: Baptist school principal faces sex abuse rap | Boston Herald

There is nothing like exposing a pedophile pastor. I will never understand why religious parents think sending their child to a second-rate religious school is a good idea. Lack of oversight and the baggage that comes with religion by default should be enough to keep parents away. Plus, a school is just another way for a pastor to make income off his church business. When you add in that your child is exposed the risk of clergy sexual abuse… public school looks like a good option. Except in Texas. 

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