Ottawa Church Sues Pastor Who Committed Sex Crime

By Greg McArthur
The Globe and Mail [Canada]
January 10, 2006

In what lawyers are calling an unusual legal tactic, an Ottawa church is suing its former youth pastor, a convicted sex offender. The Calvin Christian Reformed Church, along with its insurance company, is seeking $150,000 from Herbert de Ruyter, who recently pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a member of the congregation when she was a teenager.


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