Youth Pastor Who Allegedly Sexually Abused Teen Girl From His Church Within Days Taught True Love Sexual Purity Class and Later Wrote a Book About Marriage and His Church Gave Him A Standing Ovation For Being a Sexual Abuser
On top of all that, the church (or another one – I’m too lazy to re-read his work history, but do know that at least one church) found out about the abuse but later (re)hired the same guy, Andy Savage, to work for them anyway.
This deviant – that would be Savage – also has groupies who go about online (these are people at his church, or friends of his, or young ladies who used to be in his youth group), posting negative to hateful responses to any news coverage or blogs that have exposed him.
I wrote a post about such horrid and misled people a few years ago:
It’s creepy, pathetic, and alarming to see so many people so mindlessly devoted to some pervert, all because he went to their church and has the title of “preacher.”
Your preacher is no more godly than a plumber, accountant, or hair dresser. There is nothing special about the job of pastor.
Savage’s church was (Link): censoring their Facebook group page, so that anyone commenting on this scandal had their comment deleted.
Summary of the Story
Savage was in his early or mid-20s at the time and was in a pastoral position (he was the teen girl’s youth pastor. This sort of thing is illegal in the state of Texas where this occurred (it’s considered clergy sex abuse), regardless if the sexual acts were consensual or not.)
However, I believe the laws were not in effect at the time of the abuse by Savage of the teenager (statue of limitations apply).
This page probably discusses more of the legal aspects:
Initially, the two preachers at the church, whom the teen girl informed of the ordeal, covered up for Savage.
Savage, according to reports, groomed the teen girl over a period of weeks or months, a girl who was around 17 at the time (late 1990s), and it culminated with him promising to drive her home from church one night, only for him to take a detour down a deserted road where he manipulated her into performing oral sex on him, and he molested her.
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