It is a sad commentary on today's world that we must run criminal background checks on pastoral or staff candidates prior to issuing a call just to be as sure as we can that they are not pedophiles or thieves. Hardly a week goes by that we don't read of a RCC priest being charged with pedophilia. Just last month a here in town a priest was tried and aquitted of a charge that he had sexually assaulted a teenage boy. Since this board reaches Christians all over the world, I am curious to know how prevelant it is in babptist circles. I know of only one case locally. Approximately 10 years ago a 23-24 year old youth minister ran off with a 16 year old girl from his church. They were caught and he was arrested at a motel in Las Vegas. Do you know of a local Baptist pastor or called staff member charged with and convicted of sexual assault of a minor, or whatever legal term your state or country uses? Please no names or names of churches or cities.