Church ‘shocked’ by arrest of pervert who gave Bible lessons
An Oklahoma Bible study leader charged with dozens of sex crimes against a 14-year- old girl had form as a sex offender before joining the Calvary Christian Church in Del City, Oklahoma.
According to this report, Donnie Ray Schultz, 45, above, faces more than 50 charges for rape and “forcible oral sodomy”, along with counts of making and possessing child pornography.
Calvary spokesman Jason Sharp, a spokesman for the church, said the allegations came as:
A complete shock. While (Schultz) led a small group Bible study on church doctrine, he was one of seven members who took turns teaching the class. The class was for adults only, but apparently some participated in the class before they were eighteen.
He added that Schultz was never in any paid, employee relationship with the church. He led the discipleship class as a volunteer.
Before Schultz joined the church 19 years ago, Calvary had been informed by his previous church that he was a convicted sex offender. But it told his current church he could be trusted and it should accept him.
A teacher at the victim’s high school said she feeling “brainwashed” by Schultz.
Del City police detective Michael Gray wrote in a report:
The victim stated that over the course of 16 months, she and the suspect have had sexual intercourse 20-30 times and had oral sex numerous times.
Gray wrote that Schultz, a handyman, would often take his victim to the houses he worked at and rape her there. She also reported that Schultz sometimes filmed the abuse.
Police believe there are more victims.
Hat tip: Trevor Blake