By Chad Garrison
Mon., Apr. 30 2012
A retired Baptist minister and licensed psychologist who, according to his biography, once hosted a counseling program on KMOX and worked as a sports psychologist for the baseball Cardinals, stands accused today of taking advantage of a female patient.
And the plaintiffs and their attorney believe more victims may be out there.
“The primary motive of my clients is to encourage others to come forward,” says attorney Ken Chackes, who’s representing Darrell and Rhonda Pitt in their lawsuit against Pastor Billy Lee Little and the now-defunct Christ Memorial Baptist Church of Cool Valley. “It’s our understanding that the church board established a fund for victims of Little, and it’s believed that one other person came forward but that no relief was awarded.”
Cynthia Holmes, the attorney representing the church, tells Daily RFT that no such fund exists. In March a St. Louis County judge dismissed the church from the lawsuit, though the Pitts are seeking to reinstate the defendant. Meanwhile, at a hearing today the attorney representing Little is expected to ask that his client also be dismissed from the case.
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