The year was 1997, and 15-year-old Cristina Anderson was babysitting for 39-year-old Ernest Willis, a fellow parishioner at the Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, New Hampshire. Unfortunately, according to police, Willis was a degenerate who liked to rape little girls…
Christina says Rev. Charles Phelps made her apologize before the entire congregation for getting pregnant, then shipped her off to Colorado
Christina ended up pregnant by her assailant. But instead of turning Willis in — or tuning him up behind the parish hall, as St. Peter would have wished — Pastor Charles Phelps had a better way to deal with the girl’s rape.
Detectives say he forced Christina to stand before the congregation and apologize for the sin of getting raped. According to some parishioners, Willis (pictured top) offered to send her out of state to get an abortion. He also offered to punch her in the stomach really hard in hopes of inducing a miscarriage, thus saving himself a Planned Parenthood bill.
But it seems Phelps decided that neither of those options were very Biblical. So, apparently with her mother’s consent, Christina was shipped off to Colorado to have her baby.
Police initially investigated her case, but say the probe when cold when neither Phelps nor mom would tell them where Christina was.
Fourteen years later, the case was reopened when friends found her through social network sites. She’s now 29, married and living in Arizona.
Willis now admits he had sex with Christina, but says it was consensual. Pastor Phelps claims he reported the assault to the cops back in 1997, but they weren’t interested in pursuing the case, which pretty much sounds like bullshit.
There’s no word on the role Christine Leaf, Christina’s mom, played in the affair. But they’ll all have a chance to unveil their douchebaggery this week, when jury selection for Willis’ trial begins.
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