No one but his wife was shocked when the “ill-tempered” pastor was indicted for 15 Sexual felonies.
The 15 charges involve one disabled woman, who the police described as having a “substantially impaired ability to resist or consent” and two girls.
Basically, an entire community is relieved to have this “God fearing” kiddy-fiddling pervert pastor with a penchant for disabled women off the streets, hopefully for a long, long time.
According to a local paper:
According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, Dennis Wright, 67, of Oak Hill, is charged with seven counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.
The victims were members of the church where he most recently worked, Old Emory Church in Jackson County.
Not even his own son seemed shocked, and neighbors described his behavior as inappropriate. Elliott Perry, who lives next door to the small church outside Oak Hill said, “everybody in the neighborhood knew what was going on.”
Perry told WOWK-TV he saw the 67-year-old Wright driving with girls sitting close beside him in the front seat:
It didn’t look proper him setting up on top those little girls as they was driving. I’ve got daughters, (and) when they ride in my vehicle they sit on the passenger side, not right up against him.
According to the Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine’s office the skeevy pastor used his position of trust and authority mixed liberally with violence, and threats of violence, to victimize the children and disabled woman.
His son wouldn’t speak about the heinous crimes his father has been indicted for but told WOWKTV that his father was mean and abusive.
He was a hard man to live for; everything had to be his way. He did try to teach me at church, but he would get physically violent, yes sir he would.
Of course, his wife Dianna says he is innocent, she never suspected a thing, and has been nothing but “nice to children.”
Oh, and they are searching for more victims because his crimes go back into the 90’s. More children, more disabled women, who this “man of the cloth” raped, may be out there.
Eight of the charges against the pastoral predator carry a mandatory lifetime sentence, so if justice is done, he will still probably do less than 30 years, unless he lives to be 100.
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