Horror Show Sunday: Once, Twice, Three Times a Pervert!

Larry ClarkPastoral sex abuse scandals are rarely stand-alone events, it is extremely uncommon for a sex offending minister to have only slipped a single time.  Like they say about Lay’s potato chips, bet they can’t have just one.  That’s the case with Virginia pastor and charged sex offender Larry Clark who was already accused of sex abuse charges with two separate boys.  He was released on bond and almost immediately picked up again, accused of forcing another young boy to perform sex acts in the back of a church van.

Clark is the pastor at the Pentecostal Outreach Church in Buena Vista, a town in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  He was first arrested in November on charges of molesting a boy in a bathroom.  Later, he was accused of inappropriate sexual contact with another boy that he met through Facebook.  Both of these crimes are reported to have happened during the summer and fall of 2011.  Now he’s back behind bars, accused of “intentionally touching the complaining witness’s intimate parts while in the church van.”

The charges against Clark are quite clear:

Six Counts of § 18.2-370.1 between 09/01/11 – 12/31/11 While being eighteen years of age or over andmaintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship with a child under the age of 18 who was not the spouse of the accused and who is not emancipated, with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally propose that such child feel or fondle the accused’s sexual or genital parts

One Count of § 18.2-370.1 between 01/01/12 – 12/31/12 While being eighteen years of age or over and maintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship with a child under the age of 18 who was not thespouse of the accused and who is not emancipated,with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally propose that such child feel or fondle the accused’s sexual or genital parts

Ten Counts of § 18.2-63 between 01/01/12 – 12/31/12 Carnally know, without the use of force, a male juvenile

One Count of § 18.2-370.1 between 01/01/13 – 08/25/13 While being eighteen years of age or over and maintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship with a child under the age of 18 who was not the spouse of the accused and who is not emancipated, with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally propose that such child feel or fondle the accused’s sexual or genital parts

Ten Counts of § 18.2-63 between 01/01/13 – 08/25/13 Carnally know, without the use of force, a male juvenile

I think it’s clear that if they ever let him go, he’d just do it again.  He has no self-control and I’m sure he’s whining and claiming that the devil made him do it or some such nonsense.

And the worst thing?  People in his congregation are defending him!  Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

I don’t know why anyone is surprised at this kind of thing, sex abusing priests are a dime a dozen and they neither change their ways nor learn their lessons.  It’s lucky that Pastor Clark was stopped when he was or he might have gone on to molest another dozen boys.  Just don’t tell his congregation that, I’m sure they can’t wait to get him back in the pulpit.  Welcome to Horror Show Sunday, Larry.  I hope you rot in prison.

 

1 thought on “Horror Show Sunday: Once, Twice, Three Times a Pervert!

  1. So these 28 counts do not include the most recent one? How is this person even outside a prison during trial? It shows there is something wrong with the law when you can get bond after three years and 28 counts of abuse that we know of.

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