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Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers - Part 4

A Kentucky court ruled that a husband whose marriage was ruined as a result of an ongoing sexual relationship between his wife and the pastor of his church could not sue the pastor or his church.

Key point 4-11.02. Clergy who are sued for sexual misconduct may be able to assert one or more defenses. .

Clergy Malpractice
Seduction of Counselees and Church Members

* A Kentucky court ruled that a husband whose marriage was ruined as a result of an ongoing sexual relationship between his wife and the pastor of his church could not sue the pastor or his church for damages. A married couple were active in their church and soon befriended a new pastor. During the next few years the pastor was a frequent visitor in their home and occasionally joined them on family outings. A few years later the pastor's relationship with the wife became sexual, and continued for more than a year until she learned that she had become pregnant. She informed her husband, and despite attempts to reconcile, the couple divorced. The husband sued his pastor and church for damages he suffered as a result of ...

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  • July 1, 2004

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