Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation

first_img Posted: December 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI)- An Orange County pastor was arrested in Escondido on suspicion of child molestation, Fountain Valley police said today. John Rodgers McFarland, 56, was arrested Dec. 18 on charges stemming from the alleged abuse of at least one child, police said.Police executed search warrants at McFarland’s home, as well as current and previous churches where he was employed as head pastor, according to Fountain Valley police, who said there is evidence he may have additional victims in Orange County.McFarland has been the head pastor at Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton since 2014. He was also a pastor at Surf City Church in Huntington Beach between 2009 and 2014, and served as head pastor at Fountain Valley United Methodist Church for 26 years from 1988 to 2014.McFarland is facing two felony charges of lewd acts upon a child that are alleged to have occurred in Escondido between July 26, 2012, and July 23, 2013, according to a criminal complaint from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office obtained by NBC San Diego.The victim was described in the complaint as a girl under the age of 14. McFarland has a court hearing scheduled at the Vista Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16.Police asked other victims or anyone else with potential information on crimes committed by McFarland to contact Fountain Valley police Detective Gloria Scott at (714) 593-4480. December 28, 2018 Updated: 6:27 PM FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey Statement on Passing of President George H.W. BushPresident Signs Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Into LawSenator Markey Statement on EPA Rule Roll-back For New Coal PlantsSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Senators Warren & Cotton Introduce National POW/MIA Flag ActSenators Seek Expanded Investigation of Waste and Abuse in FEMA Contracts for Puerto Rico Hurricane RecoverySens. Warren, Markey & Rep. Lynch Introduce Concurrent Resolution To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip

first_imgPalestinian protesters are seen standing before tear gas fumes during clashes following a demonstration by the border with Israel east of Gaza city on 13 July. Photo: AFPIsrael’s army said it had launched airstrikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following bloodshed in border protest clashes that saw a Palestinian teenager shot dead and an Israeli soldier injured.The Israeli aerial bombardment came as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, after a particularly bloody day of demonstrations at the frontier that also left scores of Palestinians injured.Army “fighter jets targeted an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli military said in a statement.According to witnesses in the Gaza Strip, there were no casualties from the airstrikes, which damaged infrastructure controlled by Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas, who have been in charge of the area since 2007.The strikes were conducted “in response to the terror acts instigated during the violent riots that took place along the security fence yesterday”, the statement said.It also cited “continuous arson attacks damaging Israeli territory on a daily basis with the launching of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory”.Footage of Friday’s bloodshed by AFP showed one Palestinian teenager shot dead at the fence between the two territories.Fifteen-year-old Othman Rami Halles was killed east of Gaza City, health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qodra said.The ministry said a further 220 other Palestinians were wounded as protests along the frontier spilt over into clashes.The majority were involved in protests and clashes but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.Palestinians in Gaza have for months been demonstrating against Israel’s decade-long blockade of the territory and in support of their right to return to lands they fled or were driven from during the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.Since the protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30, at least 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.No Israelis have been killed.Israel’s army said grenades, molotov cocktails, flaming tires and stones have been hurled in the direction of its soldiers, one of whom was injured by a grenade.The military said some 17 launches were detected from Gaza during its airstrikes, without specifying the type of projectiles.According to witnesses in Gaza, several rockets were fired as well as around thirty mortar shells.A Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, claimed the launches were an “immediate response” to the Israeli airstrikes.They caused no injuries or damage, according to Israeli media.Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations.It accuses Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks against Israel.last_img read more