BAIL SET FOR PASTOR IN ABUSE CASE
A 53 year old Baptist minister, prominent in Long Island's Haitian community, sexually abused his three young daughters in their Queens home, allegedly having intercourse with the eldest of the three teenage girls twice a week for four and a half years. The pastor was arrested February 9 after the oldest girl - now 19 - told her mother the terrible secret she had been keeping. The other two daughters were less than 14 years old and had been molested in the past two years but not raped. He is charged with four counts of incest, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree.
The pastor pleaded not guilty to the charges and was held on $10,000 bail.