Military Records of LA Grange Pastor Requested
By Jane Michaels
October 1, 2013
|The Rev. Donald R. Jung|
Military records have been requested of a La Grange pastor charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Assistant States Attorney Michelle Papa asked for the military records of the Rev. Donald Jung at a hearing Oct. 1 in the Bridgeview branch of Cook County Circuit Court.
Jung was charged in February with having inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile, a relative from Milwaukee, while serving as pastor of the Second Baptist Church of La Grange.
Defense attorney Ricky Granderson objected to Papa’s request, calling it a fishing expedition, which lacked relevance, because Jung left the Army 21 years ago after 19 years of service to his country.
Papa said she made the request in good faith, based on information that Jung’s biological daughter had indicated allegations of prior sexual abuse during the time Jung was in the Army. The allegations had been made to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and to Jung’s military superiors, Papa said.
Associate Judge Carmen Aguilar instructed Granderson to submit written objections prior to the next hearing Nov. 5, when she intends to rule on Papa’s request.
Jung, who wore tan coveralls in court, is being held in the Cook County Jail in lieu of posting bond, set at $750,000.
His name has been removed from the website of the Second Baptist Church, now under the direction of the Rev. Walter Wilkens, listed as assistant pastor.