Lawsuit alleges that Hyde Park church knew ex-pastor was abusing teenage girl

News 12

August 2, 2020

Hyde Park Baptist Church is being sued over claims of sexual abuse allegedly at the hands of a former pastor.

A lawsuit filed under the state’s Child Victims Act alleges that the church knew Senior Pastor Jonathan Weaver was abusing the victim.

It alleges the abuse began when the victim was just 15 years old inside an office at the church. It also alleges that the abuse lasted for years with Weaver visiting and raping the girl while at college in South Carolina in 2005.

Shortly after, Weaver resigned after news of a pregnancy from the alleged rape began to circulate around the church.

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