The former leader of a Mennonite church in Kaufman County, Texas, Stanley Gerald Champ, was found guilty of sexually abusing children on Sept. 1, and will now be in prison for the rest of his life.
Rebecca Lopez of KEN5 News writes that Champ’s victims first came forward in 2019. He initially denied the accusations, calling his accusers “liars” while dismissing the experience as “dreams.” The church is under scrutiny. Champ was often sent to other states, raising the possibility of even more victims.
Inside a Kaufman County courtroom, sex abuse victims faced the man who hurt them. The abuse took place since they were children.
WFAA is not identifying them.
“To the defendant here today, you stole my innocence before I even knew how to write my own name,” said victim one.
A jury found Stanley Gerald Champ guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child and sent him to prison for the rest of his life.
“No one is above the law and I think that was really apparent today with the jury and the sentence they sent today,” said District Attorney Erleigh Wiley.
“You pulled me into a world of hurt and a world of sheer terror,” said victim one.
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