Pastor’s Wife Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student by L. Blair
Do Marriage and Parenthood, as so many pro-Nuclear Family Christians and conservative think tanks suggest, improve people or make society better, or cause individuals to become more godly, ethical, responsible, and loving? Nope. Here’s another example.
By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter
A pastor’s wife and teacher from Burbank, Illinois, has been arrested and charged after she allegedly supplied alcohol to a 15-year-old student at Jordan Baptist School, a ministry of Jordan Baptist Church, and had sex with him at least five times before it was legal for her to do so.
Shannon Griffin, 49, wife of Pastor Thomas Griffin who led both Jordan Baptist Church and the affiliated school during the period of the crimes, is alleged to have sent nude images to the student she is alleged to have had sex with as well as a 16-year-old boy using Snapchat and asking for illicit images in return, (Link): the Chicago Tribune reported.
The pastor’s wife, who some members in her community allege had been abusing underage kids for years, was allegedly pictured in some photos getting into the shower attached to text messages such as “Come on in” and “Missing you,” Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle Gruca told the publication.
….Court records cited by the Tribune said police began investigating the allegations against Shannon Griffin after the Burbank Police Department received an anonymous tip in early March.
Five of the alleged sexual encounters occurred when the victim was a student, beginning at age 15. A sixth encounter occurred after he graduated in 2016, Gruca explained at a hearing a week ago. The student is now 21.
A relationship developed between the student, who was an athlete, when Griffin, who was a cheerleading coach, began traveling on the school bus to sporting events. It further developed on Snapchat which they used to schedule their illegal encounters, the first of which happened in November 2013. Griffin allegedly gave the student one bottle of Maker’s Mark (bourbon) after that encounter.