Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Presbyterian church sued

Sex abuse claim filed against Presbyterian Church USA
Posted: Dec 14, 2010 3:14 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2010 3:14 AM

Click image to enlargePosted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A California man is suing Louisville-based Presbyterian Church USA claiming it should be held accountable for not protecting children of missionaries from sex abuse.

Sean Coppedge says he was molested by an older teenager when his parents were missionaries in the Congo in 1988. Coppedge says he reported it, but little was done.

In October, the church issued a report documenting sexual or physical abuse involving overseas missions between 1950 and 1990.

Presbyterian Church USA is not commenting.

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