A 16-year-old girl was raped approximately 10 times by her homeschooling teacher, pastor James Monson of Gaining Ground Community Church. Pregnant with her boyfriend’s child, the girl ran away from her home in Texas in December 2011 to live with Monson, a family friend. Monson raped her in the bed they shared; she was afraid to say no. The rapes were reported to police by the girl’s mother. Monson was charged with with sexual exploitation by a therapist, sexual assault of a child by a person who works or volunteers with children, exposing genitals or pubic area, and sexual intercourse with a child 16 or over.
Date: February 2012
Location: Sparta, Wisconsin
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