Dayton Pastor Accused of Sex Abuse

May 15, 2012

[with video]

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Four women accuse a Dayton minister of sexual abuse.

Kerry Edwin Bryant, now the lead pastor at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, was formerly employed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville.

Four women from that church say they sought counseling from Bryant and other church leaders and were taken advantage of when they were at their most vulnerable.

"When you are in the position of power, you are not to misuse that power. It is not for you to take control over another person and have them do things for their benefit or pleasure. That is abuse because you are damaging that other person," said complainant Valencia Batson.

2 NEWS went to Bryant's Mt. Pisgah church Monday afternoon looking for a comment. He was not there and did not return our request for an interview.


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