Wife of Happy Valley pastor says she doesn’t believe her daughter’s claims of sexual abuse


By Rick Bella | The Oregonian/OregonLive
on April 29, 2015

The wife of embattled Pastor Mike Sperou testified Wednesday that she still doesn’t believe her daughter’s claim that her husband sexually abused her when she was growing up in his Happy Valley church.

Judy Sperou, mother of alleged victim Amy Robinson, told a Multnomah County jury that she has remained loyal to the man she married after her daughter told police in 1997 that she had been molested.

“I didn’t believe her then,” Judy Sperou told prosecutor Chris Mascal, who then asked if she believed her daughter now.


Judy Sperou, a teacher for North Clackamas Bible Community, is among five parents who discounted their daughters’ claims of abuse and remained in leadership roles at the church. The disagreements have split families and triggered an exodus from the church, which Pastor Mike Sperou continues to lead.

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