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Were you or a loved one sexually abused by Nathan Anthony St. Pierre, a former youth choir director at Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana? Our experienced sexual abuse attorneys are here to help. Learn more about what our team of attorneys handles, including a Seventh Day Adventist sexual abuse lawsuit.
Nathan Anthony St. Pierre pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. In court documents, the former youth choir director was accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl who was a member of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. He was released on parole in 2010, then registered as a sex offender in Georgia.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the girl said she met St. Pierre during a lock-in at the church. She told police authorities that they had sex between 15 and 20 times. Shortly after his arrest, St. Pierre’s wife filed for divorce. Neither she nor his two daughters were present at St. Pierre’s sentencing hearing. In a statement, St. Pierre apologized to his young victim, saying, “I apologize to you for taking advantage of your fragile situation and betraying your trust.”
Nathan Anthony St. Pierre is not the first Southern Baptist church leader to be accused and convicted of child sexual abuse. Over the last decade, the church community has been rocked by a series of high-profile sexual abuse claims, including allegations against prominent members of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Now, the chickens may be coming home to roost. A growing group of sexual abuse survivors and advocates say the Southern Baptist Convention has utterly failed to protect young children and other members of local congregations from dangerous sexual predators. To this day, the central authority for the Southern Baptist Community has never issued a policy on sexual abuse allegations, citing its focus on maintaining local church autonomy. Survivors say this failure of leadership has allowed dangerous predators to abuse their positions of trust and commit horrific crimes.
Were you or a loved one sexually abused by Nathan Anthony St. Pierre? Our attorneys believe that many survivors may have the right to file a private civil lawsuit for compensation. Learn more about your legal options today in a free, confidential consultation. We have the resources and experience necessary to pursue your case with confidence.
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