Angry Dad Fractures Church Minister’s Skull for Groping 9-Year-Old Son: Police
And Gender Complementarian Christians and pro-patriarchy Christians somehow think only men should “lead” churches – when men molest children (psst, complementarians: maybe your interpretation of the Bible about women and men is incorrect).
I don’t know if Coghill (the pervert in this news story) is married, divorced, or what.
None of the articles I skimmed mentioned his marital status (many times, child molesters turn out to be MARRIED MEN, not single! This fact damages a lot of Christian propaganda about marriage – marriage doesn’t make people less liable of sexual sin, for one)…
A church minister was tackled to the ground after he groped a 9-year-old boy, according to police in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Michael Coghill, 33, sustained a skull fracture and cracked eye socket, cops said in a KFOR report.
by Carla Hinton
Sept 24, 2021
….A former local minister has been arrested by Oklahoma City Police, but not before he was confronted and physically detained by an adult who accused him of touching a child inappropriately at a school bus stop.
According to Oklahoma City Police, an adult man allegedly saw and videotaped Michael Eric Coghill, 33, touching a 9-year-old child inappropriately on Wednesday morning as the child and other youths waited at a school bus stop in southwest Oklahoma City.
Police said the witness told the reporting officer that a child had indicated there was a jogger who had been coming to the bus stop and touching youths as they waited for the school bus.
…The witness told police he decided to park his car near the bus stop on Wednesday to check on what the child had told him. The man said he saw Coghill jog by the bus stop once before any youths had appeared. The witness told police he saw Coghill jog by the bus stop a second time after children had arrived. The man told police he watched from his car as Coghill stopped and began touching one of the youths.
….The man videotaped the encounter before confronting Coghill about touching the child. When Coghill tried to run, the witness physically restrained him until police arrived. An altercation occurred between the two men and Coghill was ultimately forced to the ground by his accuser, according to the police report.
Police conducted an investigation at the scene, which included viewing the video filmed by the witness. Coghill was arrested on a complaint of lewd/indecent acts to a child, according to a police report regarding the incident.
An Oklahoma father beat a pastor after he caught him inappropriately touching his nine-year-old son while the dad staked out school bus stop and recorded the incident, police say.
By the time Oklahoma City Police arrived to the scene, Michael Coghill, 33, had been left with a fractured skull and a black eye.
Coghill has been charged with indecent act to a child and is detained at Oklahoma City Detention Center after the father showed the recording to police.
Oklahoma City Police did not respond to whether the child’s father was charged in the attack when contacted by DailyMail.com.
It was not the first time Coghill followed and interacted with the child at the bus stop, News9 reported.
The boy told his parents that he had seen Coghill jogging in the area several times before and that on Monday he had touched him in a way that made the minor feel uncomfortable.
Coghill, a pastor at Lakehoma Church of Christ, did not live in the neighborhood near Southwest 36th Street and County Line Road, where the school bus stop is located.
On Wednesday, the boy’s father decided to take matters into his own hands and headed to the bus stop with his son. He parked the car where the child was visible, waited for Coghill to show up and recorded the alleged incident.
‘While he was watching the school bus stop, our suspect ran by him, ran past the bus stop where the children were waiting. Turned around, came back and stopped where he touched the child,’ Sgt. Dillon Quirk said.
After recording the incident, the enraged dad confronted Coghill before pummeling him and leaving the cleric with a fracturing skull and cracked left orbital socket, cops said.
Coghill’s alleged behavior left neighbors in shock.
…Lakehoma Church of Christ released a statement condemning Coghill’s actions and saying he has been ‘relieved from his duties.’
Coghill’s profile has since been removed from the church’s website.