Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Service

I went last week:

"Lowell pastors found guilty in child rape case" by Rachel Riley Globe Correspondent  December 17, 2015

A married pair of pastors at a Lowell church have been convicted in connection with the rape and assault of a child, the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said Wednesday.

Oscar Sanchez, 35, was found guilty Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court of charges including child rape, indecent assault and battery, and reckless endangerment of a child, prosecutors said. His wife, 42-year-old Luisa Osorio-Sanchez, was also found guilty of assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child.

The victim lived with Sanchez and Osorio-Sanchez at their house in Lowell, Ryan’s office said.

Sanchez sexually assaulted the victim for over ten years, beginning in 2003, under the pretense that he was praying with her in her room, Ryan’s office said. His wife, who knew of the sexual abuse, physically attacked the victim, according to prosecutors....