Two teen girls suing church, allege molestation

Two teenage girls are suing Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, alleging they were sexually molested by a youth choir teacher, it was reported Tuesday.

The girls — identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 — are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit filed Monday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Lawyers for the girls contend church administrators knew of complaints against 27-year-old Gregory Starkey as early as 2004 and did not take steps to shield children from him or warn parents about the allegations, according to the newspaper. The church fired Starkey amid the earlier allegations but later rehired him, the Union-Tribune reported.

Starkey pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse last year. He was sentenced to probation and required to register as a sex offender.

The plaintiffs are now 17 and 18, but claim the molestations took place in 2008, when they were both minors.

Attorneys for the church denied the allegations, the Union-Tribune reported.

Related posts:

  1. Report: CHP officer’s family suing Toyota, dealer in fatal crash
  2. More hazardous driving tickets were issues in 2008
  3. 78 in San Marcos most congested rush-hour spot in county
  4. Unusual plan for international airport
  5. Report: Gardner had MySpace page while on parole

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=7630

Posted by on May 11, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe School to host several Common Core parent information sessions
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is offering several upcoming information sessions for parents about the Common Core State Standards, which went into effect this fall. All of the information sessions will be held in the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by classroom tours. The dates include: • Sept. 23 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 mathematics curriculum ove […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient. […]
  • Traffic collision on La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe sends four to hospital
    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:34 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision on La Granada near the intersection of Rambla de las Flores. When they arrived on the scene, rescue crews found a mid-sized sedan and SUV had collided. Crews quickly worked to extricat […]