Rev. Ralph Lee Aaron Hit With 150 Child Porn, Rape and Torture Charges
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm
|The reverend is also accused of abusing his wife and daughter|
Aaron wisely left town for Grace Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Andalusia, Alabama. If what the cops are saying is right, he went on a sexual rampage while leading the flock. He's now charged with 150 sex crimes ranging from child porn to sexual torture to sodomy. At least four victims -- boys ages 10-12 -- have come forward. Police also say his wife and daughter were among the victims...
Though details are a little sparse, Aaron is accused of raping and filming his victims on camping trips, at his home, and in his backyard. The case is so severe he's being held on a whopping $24 million bond, and faces multiple life terms. He's being kept in segregation in the Covington County Jail for his own protection.
From the looks of it, there doesn't seem to be a question of guilt in the case. Aaron's lawyers are already seeking a settlement hearing in hopes of avoiding trial. No doubt he doesn't want his very dirty laundry aired in court before a town that he used to serve as a spiritual leader.
But despite the appearance of a plea, he's not exactly contrite. Officials describe him as stoic and lacking remorse.